UK agritech firm Light Science Technologies (LST) has won ‘Best Sustainability Initiative’ at the 2021 Vertical Farming World Awards, for its sustainable grow light range nurturGROW.
The Derby-based business, formed in 2019, was selected by a renowned panel of independent judges for its innovative lighting product, seeing off strong competition from some of the industry’s biggest names.
Recently launched, nurturGROW is made from materials that minimise carbon footprint while providing a high-performance and cost-effective solution for indoor growers. It is 90 per cent recyclable, significantly reducing landfill waste, and is also 85 per cent reusable, allowing growers to easily upgrade components and with no downtime, making it future-proof and easily maintainable.
Simon Deacon, CEO of Light Science Technologies said: “We are thrilled to receive this award, especially at a time of exciting growth for the business. It is recognition of all the team’s hard work over the past two years, and cements LST’s place at the front of indoor farming technology and innovation.”
Celebrating excellence and innovation across the global vertical farming industry, the inaugural awards saw 18 winners from across 16 categories announced on Tuesday 21 September at an online ceremony during Zenith Global’s 2021 Vertical Farming World Congress.
Light Science Technologies says it delivers lighting, science and research-proven plant monitoring technology and software in partnership with world-leading university research teams.
It works across multiple indoor applications including vertical farming, greenhouses and poly tunnels across different plant species.