DryGro is an agriculture startup that has developed new technology to grow food in dry places.
- London, United Kingdom
Categories: Energy Mixed Digital/Non-Digital B2B
for 9.11% equity
- Breakthrough technology focused on addressing massive market need
- Produces feed protein 8x faster and 99% less water than soybeans
- Built through partnerships with 4 academic institutions
- Winner of 8 grants and awards, including Mass Challenge UK 2016
DryGro is developing innovative, low-cost production methods for growing a protein ingredient to replace soybean meal in animal feed. This ingredient is called lemna.
Lemna has the same protein content as soybean meal, but has a number of significant advantages. Using DryGro's technology, lemna can be grown 8x faster than soybean meal, while also using 99% less water. It can also be grown on arid land, and is not sensitive to the effects of climate change.
DryGro’s technology is a solution to one of the biggest challenges of our time – how do we feed a growing planet with scarce land and water, and in the face of escalating climate change?
DryGro was founded four years ago at Oxford by a team of engineers, plant scientists and entrepreneurs. After 30 months in labs, DryGro launched its first demonstration farm in Kenya in 2018. It is now ready to prepare for pre-industrial scale.