Life Sustaining Cold Storage For Those In Need
Less than 10 per cent of all perishable foods is estimated to be refrigerated, even though post-harvest losses add up to 30 per cent of food production worldwide. Innovation with decentralized renewable energy (DRE) is essential in Africa and Asia because access and connection to electricity in rural areas, where food is produced, is still poor . Solar energy is harnessed to run these machines.
The units run directly from solar power during the day and stored solar energy (batteries) at night,These units can be used by governments, farmers, military and humanitarian workers. Photo credit: Adelano
Feeding the Future with Bioreactors
Space is a new frontier for agricultural innovation to feed human populations.
BioHarvest has achieved this with red grapes, olives, and pomegranates. BioHarvest technology enables economical production of commercial biomass of unique plant-based metabolites (such as polyphenols, antioxidants, cannabinoids, terpenes, psychoactive molecules, proteins and more) without the need to grow the plant itself. As an example, with grapes, this production in the industrial scale proprietary bioreactors rather than on land creates
some 95% less physical space needed in traditional farming. Using one seven-foot bioreactor can produce what would require 240,000 square meters of land annually. Photo: BioHarvest