Technologies for Advancing Food Production

A new solar-powered high tunnel greenhouse examines the nexus of resource use and sustainable food production strategies in hot, arid climates or challenged regions where access to food production resources may be limited. The greenhouses will contribute to the sustainability of CEA (Controlled Environment Agriculture) technology by using an alternative energy source and utilizing recirculating nutrient systems, as researchers manage a composting system to reuse biomass, providing quality compost and, ultimately, CO2 and heat for the greenhouse system.

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4101 N. Campbell Avenue Tucson, AZ (agriculture center)

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Green Fund

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Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Project Theme: 
Climate and Adaptation
Food Systems and Security
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