Today more than half of the world’s population lives in cities and relies on food shipped over long distances. This inefficiency could be resolved by growing food locally. Skytree’s technology can play an important role here.
The global human population is projected to surpass 9 billion by 2050. At the same time, humanity is also facing many challenges when it comes to food production, such as climate change, severe droughts, soil depletion, diseases, water pollution, water scarcity, and the loss of biodiversity. Vertical farming provides an optimal solution for feeding the growing urban population.
CO2 is an essential building block in the growth of trees, plants and flowers. It is an essential component of photosynthesis, a chemical process that uses light energy to convert CO2 and water into sugars in green plants. The plants then use these sugars to grow. A higher level of CO2 can speed up this process and also enable healthier, stronger plants.
Our technology gives the end user access to a convenient, independent supply of CO2 that is easy to use and maintain. Depending on the crop, this can lead to an increase in yields of 20% to 40%. Skytree is working with several indoor farming companies to make this process a reality.