Stories from the Field: 2013 Innovators in Action
Time Lapse video shot with GoPro of a recent 4.8kW single axis Solar Tracker installation in Potou, Senegal by The Earth Institute’s Sustainable Engineering Lab, Columbia University for the Smart Solar Irrigation Project.
In 2013, SunDanzer received a grant to develop a refrigerator for dairy farmers in Kenya to store milk. The company modified its vaccine-storage refrigerators so an aluminum milk container fits inside. About 40 of the milk-storage refrigerators have been deployed and about 100 more are planned.
Promethean Power brings a thermal battery system to small dairy farmers in India and Bangladesh. This week, a large milk refrigerator will arrive in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Since Bangladesh produces four million tons of milk per year, that’s hardly remarkable; but this is a special kind of refrigerator.
The University of Georgia’s William Kisaalita discussed the challenges of developing a reliable cold chain in Uganda in a recent article on NPR’s The Salt, “Why You Shouldn’t Take Your Milk’s 3-Week Shelf Life for Granted”
Global News at the Nexus of Energy and Agriculture
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Food, Water and Energy Megatrends Webinar
If you missed the Security and Sustainability Forum’s webinar, the recording is now available online. The webinar features Alan Hecht of EPA, Robert Engelman of the Worldwatch Institute, Steve Cohen from Columbia University’s Earth Institute, and Peter Saundry from the National Council for Science and the Environment.