Ten Tons of Fungi a Day
Two stories, 23 meters high, over 6,500 square meters: up to 10 metric tons of mushrooms will be coming out of this green space in Torgau, Saxony, every day before heading to supermarkets across Europe.
Green Co. Ltd., a leading Korean supplier of processed mushroom products to countries across the world, has teamed up with a Chinese entrepreneur to invest €30m in this giant industrial fungi-growing enterprise – reportedly one of the biggest and most modern of its kind in Europe.
Using the bottle-growing technique in 39 cultivation rooms and employing around 120 people, the joint venture Mushroom Park GmbH will initially cultivate king oyster mushrooms before expanding to include other types of fungi, including button mushrooms (champignons). The annual sales are expected to reach €20m.