Developing new technologies
Agrotopia is the largest rooftop greenhouse in Europe. With 6000 square meters of cultivation area, there is plenty of room to develop, test and demonstrate new technologies in real life conditions.
The rooftop greenhouse accommodates both leafy and fruiting vegetables. And is entirely cultivated on substrate. In the greenhouse, experiments are carried out with optimum use of space, growing in height, multilayer cultivation, various types of growing gutters and new more sustainable substrates.
In co-creation projects, suppliers, knowledge institutions, governments, growers and technology companies are involved in the crop research. The first processes have already been set up, such as cultivation on water with closely sown crops and vertical farming. In addition, the heat for the greenhouse is supplied by the municipal waste incineration MIROM and by the CHP of the REO auction house.
Priva partner Mais Automatisering provided the technical completion of the greenhouse. All compartments are equipped with LED artificial lighting and the Priva Connext climate computer. This ensures that the plants can grow under best circumstances.