New office and research space opens on Earth Day to highlight the company’s commitment to reducing food waste

Hazel Technologies has opened its new Chicago headquarters, a state-of-the-art office and research space located in the Fulton Market neighbourhood.

The 54,000 square-foot office space will house the largest agricultural technology R&D operation in the city of Chicago.

It includes research and development laboratory space, a pilot lab, administrative functions and an 8,500 square-foot innovation lab.

Hazel Tech has experienced growing demand for its post-harvest solutions to extend the quality shelf life of fresh produce and reduce food waste.

By the end of 2022, its products will have treated over 5.7bn lbs of fresh produce, preventing more than 460m lbs from going to waste.

“Hazel is proud to add another chapter to Chicago’s rich history of homegrown innovation,” said CEO and co-founder Aidan Mouat.

“It wasn’t too long ago, when we were Northwestern students with little more than a big idea and a lot of ambition. “

Today, Hazel Technologies is in 13 different countries, working with many of the world’s biggest food growers and suppliers. We’ve made incredible progress in the fight against global food waste.

“This new office space will help us grow, innovate, and scale our mission to even greater heights.”

The opening of the new Chicago headquarters follows the company’s recent opening of a new Fresno, CA research centre and west coast customer support office. Both moves come on the heels of the company’s US$70m Series C fundraise.