Fruit growing facility, EnerGrow, has secured an offer in principle for funding from a UK Financial Institution for its plans to establish an all-year-round strawberry production unit in Rosyth.
EnerGrow has also commenced the process of applying for planning permission for the project, which will incorporate a number of innovative technologies and approaches. The company are working closely with Fife Council and other Government agencies to deliver the development successfully and secure up to 60 full time equivalent jobs.
The project will use innovative LED lighting technology to grow soft fruit and vegetables all year round. Although strawberries have been selected as the initial product for growth, other potential products such as tomatoes, salad leaves and herbs are also of interest.
The project hopes to capitalise on an increasing consumer demand for strawberries over the winter period when produce is imported from Morocco, Egypt, Israel and Spain.
Find out more about the project here.