August 2020, we started the development project "Industrial production of Eco-Moss using In Vitro Technology". Financially supported by VLAIO (Flemish Agency for Innovation & Business). With scientific support from the Laboratory for Applied In Vitro Plant Biotechnology of Ghent University.
In this project, applied scientific research has been conducted on the optimal conditions for growing moss: including plant tissue culture media, phytohormones, pH, temperature, light intensity, …. Each moss species has its own set of unique parameters depending to their natural habitat.
Homogeneous liquid cultures are set up to scale up the process to volumes relevant for industrial applications.
The optimized conditions of the EnGreDi biotechnology platform allows to grow mosses much faster and more reproducible. This production process is season-independent and delivers a product that is sterile and free of contaminants.