My research project
The land sparing potential of vertical farming to support Bioenergy with Carbon Capture Storage (BECCS) deployment
This PhD will assess the land substitution potential of vertical farming (VF) technologies at a global scale. The project will explore which crops are currently commercially viable in VF and how field grown crops can be moved into VF production around the world. Spatial, technical and socio-economic modelling will be used to assess the transition from field-based agriculture into VF. In collaboration with the University of Aberdeen, the potential to grow bioenergy crops in these areas where land has been ‘spared’, will be assessed.