Researching metal-eating plants
No, it’s not Sci-Fi, it’s an innovative tech business based in Frankton. Phytrac is a cleantech business that provides valuable insights into how plants can be used to “eat up” contaminants in soil.
Phytrac using plants including cannabis to decontaminate land
After 15 years working in energy sector support, followed by a two-year venture into starting a medicinal cannabis company, Queenstown entrepreneur Owen Darby created Phytrac, a company using cannabis, sunflowers, wood chips, compost, microbes and various plants to restore contaminated land and manage waste streams.