“Our vision is to have a Vertical Ocean in every major city in the world.” - John Diener, CEO of Vertical Oceans
In June 2022, Vertical Oceans will start engineering their first commercial-scale facility, with construction expected to begin in the first half of 2023 - the location of this facility is a closely kept secret for now.
Over the next few years, the company aims to have three to five Vertical Oceans facilities operating. In the next five to seven years, they aim to increase this number significantly. The market demand is there, so in the not too distant future, your city could be welcoming its own Vertical Ocean.
John noted that Vertical Oceans will likely explore the cultivation of other seafood products in the future. This innovation may begin with commercialising the seaweed they use and grow in their shrimp vertical farming process. This seaweed is a Japanese delicacy referred to as 'Umibudo', also known as Sea Grapes or Green Caviar.
"The world is shifting towards sustainable local food production and food safety models. Vertical Oceans is at the forefront of a movement that is inspiring everyone who believes in healthy, locally-grown and sustainable seafood available everywhere, at any time." - Enzo Acerbi, Co-Founder of Vertical Oceans
It’s inspiring to see how far John, Enzo and the Vertical Oceans team have come in such a short space of time, and they have no intention of slowing down.
We at Chaseman Global would like to thank Vertical Oceans for speaking to us, and we look forward to seeing their progress as they look to expand across the globe.