Kent inventor Alexander Bushell creates hunger-busting system
Kent inventor Alexander Bushell aims to eliminate world hunger
with his award-winning germination and seedling system.
The solar-powered mobile plant factory developed at Kent Science
Park, Sittingbourne, can grow almost any type of seeded crops, so
vital in humanitarian and disaster areas and offering ready-to-eat
crops in seven days.
Bushell's Solar Grow 1 (SG1) is set to transform food production
and was recently named "British and World Invention of the
Once on site, SG1 analyses soil and water resources and
immediately begins crop growth.
It fits a shipping container and is fully habitable with toilet,
shower and detachable tent. It comes with "plug and go" deep well
pumps and a rain collection system, and can even desalinate
Mr Bushell, who set up a company Boundless Horizons to develop
and market the product, said: "The beauty of SG1 is that it is
fully self-contained and is so easy to use that even someone with
only a passing knowledge of agriculture can be trained in its use
Kent Science Park site director James Speck added: "We have
always encouraged and supported Alex and hope that this new,
potentially world changing invention receives the success and
exposure that it deserves, for the benefit of everyone."
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