Providing the global population with nutritionally valuable proteins in the future is a major challenge. In many regions around the world, protein supply is already inadequate, with climate change as well as growing population further aggravating the problem. Consequently, closed agricultural systems are increasing being used in order to produce and provide healthy, high-quality food. One big advantage of this “contained environmental agriculture” is that food can be produced resource-friendly all year round, independent of region and weather. At our Aachen location, we primarily focus on the new agricultural systems “vertical farming”, “cultured meat” and “single cell protein”, providing our research partners and industry clients with solutions for optimized processes along the value chain – from resource to the final product.