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‘Supersoil technology receives prestigious award’

May 6, 2024 | by The Jeuns

Cocogreen, a Manchester-based company specializing in providing fruit and veg growers with a unique “supersoil” made from coconut husks, has been honored with a King’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade. This prestigious award recognizes Cocogreen’s global success in revolutionizing crop growth with their innovative product that acts like compost but with added benefits.

Founded in 2010, Cocogreen has been instrumental in helping food growers around the world reduce resource use, increase productivity, and enhance biodiversity. Their patented Moisture Control Technology (MCT) allows their supersoil to retain moisture efficiently, resulting in up to 30 percent less water waste and more than double the crop yields.

Cocogreen’s supersoil is derived from coconuts, a renewable and peat-free raw material sourced from their plantations in Sri Lanka. The company maintains an end-to-end supply chain to ensure quality and sustainability, especially as the UK and other countries are moving towards banning peat-based compost by 2030 due to its environmental impact.

With over three-quarters of UK-grown berries already using Cocogreen’s product, the company is expanding its international presence with over half of its revenue coming from exports. Their reach includes clients in the Americas, Australasia, Europe, and Africa, solidifying their position as a global leader in sustainable agriculture solutions.

Dr. Sudesh Fernando, CEO, and co-founder of Cocogreen expressed gratitude for the award, highlighting the company’s commitment to investing in technology and building a skilled team to support their rapid international growth. Despite global challenges, Cocogreen remains dedicated to providing ethical and sustainable solutions to meet the increasing demand for peat-free alternatives in the agricultural industry.

This recognition from the King’s Award for Enterprise underscores Cocogreen’s dedication to innovation and sustainability, setting them apart as a pioneering force in the field of agricultural technology.

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