Program Updates

Apr. 19, 2016

PAEGC recently completed a site visit to Rebound Technologies’ first SunChill demonstration unit in Inhacoongo, Mozambique. SunChill is an off-grid solution for pre-cooling agricultural produce as it is harvested and could save over 35 percent of cooling costs compared to conventional cold storage.

Apr. 19, 2016

PAEGC accompanied Camco’s partner, Village Industrial Power (VIP), to observe the update of their biomass fueled co-generation units. The team visited three installations at palm oil processing facilities, interviewing palm oil farmers in Benin and meeting with stakeholders in Tanzania.

Apr. 19, 2016

Sustainable Energy MOOC a Success! Innovators in Action: African Bamboo, SunDanzer, Earth Institute at Columbia University, Rebound Technologies, Camco. Latest Innovator and Partner Videos! BMZ and GIZ Establish a Powering Agriculture Hub in Kenya. Upcoming Events.

Mar. 8, 2016

Stewart Craine of Village Infrastructure Angels spoke in a webinar hosted by The Low Carbon Energy for Development Network and Smart Villages. Experts related on-ground experiences working in remote areas where energy access is limited or almost nonexistent, and what they are doing to promote access.

Feb. 23, 2016

On Nov. 20, 2015, the world met the 2015 Innovator Cohort of the Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development program at our Innovator Showcase in Washington, D.C. In this video series, you can hear what they had to say, in their own words.

Feb. 16, 2016

Rebound recently completed testing an IcePoint™ demonstration unit at a Whole Foods near Denver, Colorado. The commercial prototype successfully provided 46,400 BTUs of low temperature refrigeration.

Jan. 16, 2016

MOOC on Energy-Ag Nexus. Innovators Acquire Skills in Strategizing and Pitching. Upcoming Conference. Funding Opportunity: Saving Lives at Birth Round 6. Stories from the Field: Innovators in Action. Global News at the Nexus of Energy and Agriculture.

Nov. 20, 2015

Powering Agriculture held its Innovator Showcase where the 13 finalists comprising 2015 Innovator cohort were announced. The Showcase featured pitches and exhibits from 23 Innovators, presentations by PAEGC Partners, and a keynote speech from Jehiel Oliver, CEO of Hello Tractor.

Nov. 17, 2015

We are happy to announce that Powering Agriculture is launching a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in cooperation with TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences. The 8-week course, which will run from Feb. 1 – Mar. 27, 2016, introduces challenges and solutions for sustainable energy use in the agriculture and food industry.

Oct. 19, 2015

Join us on Nov. 20, 2015 in Washington, D.C. as we announce the Powering Agriculture 2015 Innovator Cohort. Meet all of the innovators and learn how they are addressing global climate change while meeting agriculture’s need for clean energy to feed the developing world!

Sep. 30, 2015

The Founding Partners of the Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development are pleased to announce the 13 innovators that will collectively receive nearly $13 million in funding under the PAEGC Second Global Call for Innovations.

Sep. 30, 2015

2015 Innovators Announced! PAEGC Acceleration Support for Innovators. Ag Innovation Showcase. New PAEGC Website. Earth Institute Installs Solar Tracker. SunDanzer in El Paso Times. Promethean in MIT Technology Review. UGARF on NPR. Global News at the Nexus of Energy and Agriculture.