The Greenhouse of the Future
KAUST spinout Red Sea Farms is solving one of the world’s biggest problems: feeding the world in the face of water scarcity. Using a unique combination of engineering and plant science, Red Sea Farms has figured out how to grow saltwater-tolerant crops in greenhouses cooled using saltwater.
80%-90% of freshwater is replaced with saltwater—reducing both fresh water and energy requirements by a factor of ten.
Red Sea Farms’ sustainable, locally-produced vegetables are now sold throughout Saudi Arabia and on Saudi Airlines flights.