2022 Edition

Simone Tramonte

Net Zero Transition (II), 2021


Category - Towards a Sustainable Future

Category winner
Net Zero Transition (II), 2021

With a surface area of 31 hectares, and state-of-the-art equipment, H2orto Ostellato in Italy is the largest hydroponic greenhouse in southern Europe. The harvest is guaranteed all year round, even in winter, thanks to 220 kilometres of low-energy LED lamps. The greenhouse operations are based on the principles of circular economy. At the end of the life cycle, plants become the fuel for the biogas plant that powers the greenhouse. Tomatoes are grown in a controlled environment, safeguarded from external pollutants, therefore there is no need for herbicides and glyphosates. Thanks to hydroponic growing, land usage is reduced to only one-tenth of traditional farming and water usage is reduced by 70%.

24-70 mm f/2.8 Lens - 1/160 sec at f/6.3 ISO 200