Powering Ag's Annual Report. Breakthrough Energy Ventures fund announced. VIA finalist for Fire Awards. Samir Ibrahim on Forbes 30 under 30 list. Futurepump and SunCulture on Ashden Awards long list. Promethean Power in The Better India. Motivo began field testing. Futurepump in FarmBiz Africa.
Congratulations to Rebound Technologies on their recently announced 2017 project with Lineage Logistics, the second largest cold storage company in the US. The project will focus on economically optimizing IcePoint™ for industrial use and pave the way for future cold storage warehouse deployments.
Here's another milestone for Rebound Technologies: Southern California Edison's Thermal Test Center has begun third party validation testing of an IcePoint™ demonstration unit! This testing allows Rebound the opportunity to evaluate IcePoint™ cooling performance in various climate conditions.
Congratulations to Powering Agriculture graduate Rebound Technologies! Their off-grid refrigeration system, SunChill™, has passed its field tests, confirming its viability. Having completed the technology foundation of the project, they're now ready to begin the necessary industrial design work.
Powering Agriculture ‘Graduates’ First Innovators: Earth Institute at Columbia University, Rebound Technologies; Midterm Evaluations Published; Stories from the Field: ICU, UVG, SunCulture; Promethean Power Systems and Futurepump Reach Production Milestones; Innovators In the News; Upcoming Events.
Earth Institute is now a Powering Agriculture graduate! Now that they've successfully installed three shared solar PV pumping systems that have had a huge impact on the production and efficiency of 21 farms, they're seeking partnerships for scaling up, adoption and local maintenance contracts.
Powering Agriculture & Innovators Sundanzer, Husk Power Systems, Futurepump and SunCulture are featured in a brief issued by SEED discussing ways in which policymakers catalyze development of the energy/agriculture nexus in East Africa.
Features: Agriculture Innovation Investment Summit and the PAEGC Partner’s Meeting; Stories From the Field: Promethean in India, iDE in Nepal and Honduras, and UGARF in Uganda; Congratulations: SunCulture and SimGas; Innovator Webinars: VIA and Promethean; and Upcoming Events.
PAEGC, Securing Water for Food and Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation, hosted this summit of nearly 60 Innovators, which included an Innovator Marketplace, pitch competition, TED-style talks and remarks from One Acre Fund’s Tony Kalm and the White House Office of Science and Technology’s Tom Kalil.
On June 2–3, the Powering Agriculture Founding Partners met in Washington, D.C., to discuss findings from the program- and innovator-level midterm evaluation, financing facility options, public private partnerships, post-2019 management options and gender strengthening in Powering Agriculture.
The PAEGC team conducted seven site visits in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Apr. 27–30, 2016. PAEGC interviewed the operators of milk collection centers, smallholder dairy farmers at the collection centers, and visited Promethean’s milk chiller factory.