UK’s DryGro secures £1.4m Series A to build out duckweed production
DryGro is a UK-based startup growing a high-protein variety of duckweed called Lenma.
They launched their first pilot farm in Naivasha, Kenya in 2018. The company has been operating and developing a proprietary controlled-environment system there and claims it uses 99% less water than conventional agriculture. The aim is to grow animal feed protein that can potentially substitute soybean meal in animal feed. According to the company, what sets Lemna apart, is how it bears a similar amino acid profile and crude protein content to soybean meal.
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