A $5bn project to solve the Salton Sea and Colorado River decline, using seawater imported from the atlantic via underground tunnel, and 275km2 of Seawater Greenhouses for regenerative farming and fresh water production.
Beyond The Nile – A project to fill the Qattara Depression with seawater by gravity, the worlds largest sinkhole covering over 20,000 kilometers. The gravity fed hydro-electric dam would supply power to over 3 million people, whilst the surrounding Seawater greenhouses would provide the food and water.
This new Seawater Greenhouse is not a typical greenhouse but rather a shade net system that retain core evaporative cooling elements developed from previous projects. In partnership with the Pastoral and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa and Aston University, the greenhouses are now complete and producing their first crop.
The Australia project began in 2010 and marked the first project with commercial focus. The project began as a 2000 m2 pilot facility near Port Augusta and now, under new owners Sundrop Farms, has scaled up 100-fold to 20 hectares.
2004 saw the completion of a pilot Seawater Greenhouse near Muscat, Oman. In collaboration with Sultan Qaboos University, this project provided the opportunity to showcase the potential of the technology in extreme desert environments