S6E76: Magdalena Szawarska / Nangatech’s - Growing Smarter & More Sustainably Through Nanogas Technology
Vertical Farming PodcastDecember 05, 2022x
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S6E76: Magdalena Szawarska / Nangatech’s - Growing Smarter & More Sustainably Through Nanogas Technology

Episode Summary

Magdalena Szawarska is the Co-Founder and CEO of Nangatech, an organization that designs the most effective nanogas technology to boost the productivity of farming. Today, Harry and Magdalena talk about the state of AgTech in her hometown of Warsaw, Poland, her background in psychology, and the numerous benefits that nanogas and nanobubble technology has on the agriculture industry. Magdalena discusses the low barrier to entry for farmers to utilize this technology and how it can even be used to benefit animal breeders.

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Key Takeaways

07:14 – Magdalena Szawarska joins the show to discuss her hometown of Warsaw, Poland and how her background in psychology has served her well in her career

17:21 – Nangatech’s origin story

20:42 – The scientific discovery of nanobubbles and the potential for this technology

23:53 – Early adoption challenges

28:01 – Agricultural benefits to nanobubble technology and the low barrier to entry for farmers

31:16 – Presenting at AgTech NYC

33:16 – Animal breeders and nanobubbles

37:02 – The current state of the AgTech industry looks like in Poland

39:35 – A tough question Magdelena has had to ask herself recently, something she’s changed her mind about recently, and a specific ask she has for her colleagues in the industry

47:34 – Harry thanks Magdalena for joining the show and lets listeners know where they can go to connect with her and learn more about

Tweetable Quotes

“For me, the transition from science to business was a beautiful opportunity to see how those other things I was learning - and also, at the next level, I was teaching to my students - really work in real life.” (12:35) (Magdalena)

“I guess, for me, this is extremely beautiful that there are unfinished projects. And there’s always a path we can unfold and there’s always ways in which we can improve.” (17:08) (Magdalena)

“Starting with the benefits, we can increase the efficiency of crops up to twenty percent. The plants, in general, grow better because the oxygen is a biogenic gas, and when we deliver more oxygen to the plant-root systems, the plants grow faster and bigger.” (28:19) (Magdalena)

“In general, we don’t face that many climate issues in Poland. The climate is moderate. There’s still plenty of land that can be used for agriculture. But I guess what’s more important for us, as I mentioned before, people from Warsaw and Poland in general who becoming really aware when it comes to ecology. There are lots of vegans in Poland. Vegans not only don’t eat animal products, but they also think about the environment a lot. So they want to buy local products and for them vertical farming is great because it means no chemistry, no pesticides, fresh product, no deliveries, no carbon dioxide emissions, and so on.” (38:33) (Magdalena)

Resources Mentioned

Magdalena’s LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/magdalena-szawarska-059566180/?locale=en_US

Nangatech – https://www.nangatech.com/

Nangatech YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=nangatech

Nangatech LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/company/nangatech/

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