Published: Apr. 28, 2015
Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development supports the development and deployment of clean energy innovations that increase agriculture productivity and stimulate low carbon economic growth in the agriculture sector of developing countries to help end extreme poverty and extreme hunger.
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Congratulations to Promethean Power Systems! They've just won the Confederation of Indian Industry's Significant Achievement in Innovation award for their thermal energy-based milk chilling and storage solution. Their accomplishments mean fresher milk for consumers and a better living for farmers.
Promethean Power Systems has been selected to partner with USAID's Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation program. This will enable Promethean Power Systems to extend their milk chilling technology to farmers in Bangladesh, continuing the work they began in India through Powering Agriculture.
Looking to offer his wife some relief from the Indian heat, Promethean Power Systems co-founder, Sam White, developed the Nano-Ice Cooling Necklace with some of the cooling balls left over from his cooling system. The necklace not only kept her cool, it provides relief to MS and cancer patients.
Promethean Power Systems and BRAC are working together to help dairy farmers in Bangladesh get fresh milk to market much faster. BRAC recently bought 19 additional Rapid Milk Chillers, which will make even more urban markets available to farmers, all while operating both profitably and sustainably.