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Sahara forest project

Sahara Forest Project

The Sahara Forest project aims to address five global problems: reduce green house gas emissions, increase fresh water supply, support transition from fossil fuels, develop sustainable food production and grow biomass.

The project uses available resources and proven technologies to create a virtuous circle of freshwater and energy production in dry, sunny low level areas. A feasibility study has been completed and work is underway to develop the demonstration centre. The SFP is a joint venture between Exploration Architecture Ltd, Bellona Foundation and Bill Watts.

The SFP vision is the realisation of projects for re-vegetation through profitable production of food, fresh water, biomass and electricity. This is focused on the use of bringing seawater into deserts to create synergistic, agricultural and industrial relationships for sustainable development to currently unproductive land.

Architect

Exploration Architecture Ltd

Value

undisclosed

Completion

Ongoing

Client

Sahara Forest Project

Sahara Forest Project Info
Concentrated solar energy, saltwater greenhouses, photo-voltaic cells and evaporative hedges are some of the tech brought together on this project.
Sahara Forest Project Info
From previously arid desert land, the Sahara Forest Project managed to grow 250,000 cucumbers, fresh water, biomass and electricity.

The Sahara Forest Project uses a creative application of 'off-the-shelf' technology to grow food in the desert.

Image: Exploration Architecture Ltd/Rueben AD

Architect

Exploration Architecture Ltd

Value

undisclosed

Completion

Ongoing

Client

Sahara Forest Project