The Gelponics project is a collaboration between start-up AEH Innovative Hydrogel and CHAP Solutions, supported by the Graphene Engineering and Innovation Centre (GEIC) of Manchester University, Grobotic Systems and CHAP partner Stockbridge Technology Centre (STC).
The project, which launched on 1st September 2020, is funded by Innovate UK’s Transforming Food Production challenge: ‘Science and Technology into Practice’ and will run for 26 months.
Gelponics technology can improve the sustainability of production and, by optimising inputs and crop resilience, cut operational expenditure. As well as being recyclable, the hydrogel product can be reused locally as a soil amendment to help sequester carbon. It also has substantial dry-form export potential to countries with water scarcity.
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