The first cucumbers grown in the desert using seawater and solar power were served to participants at UN Climate Negotiations in Doha. After a ten-month intense construction period, invited guests enjoyed the first tours of the Sahara Forest Project pilot facility, realized by Yara, Qafco and The Sahara Forest Project.
Today the first cucumbers from The Sahara Forest Project Pilot Facility were served to VIP guests and workers at the pilot facility inside Measaieed Industrial City in Qatar. After a ten month intense construction period, The guests could today also enjoy the first tour of the pilot facility, developed by Yara, Qafco and The Sahara Forest Project. [Read more…]
The Sahara Forest Project is now participating at the UN Climate Negotiations, COP18. The negotiations take place in Qatar, Doha from 26th of November until 7th of December. Together with The Bellona Foundation, The Sahara Forest Project hosts an exhibition room, meeting room and auditorium inside the delegation area of the conference.
In the presence of HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and the Jordanian Minister of Environment, HE Yaseen Khayyat, The Sahara Forest Project presented for the first time the results of their feasibility studies for Jordan. The seminar arranged by The Sahara Forest Project and The Norwegian Embassy to Amman brought together a wide range of international and Jordanian delegates from academia, industry, governments and organizations. The event took place by the Dead Sea on the 24th and highlighted opportunities arising from an integrated approach to the challenges of food, water and energy security in responding to the challenge of climate change. [Read more…]
The Sahara Forest Project AS today signed a cooperation agreement for building a Pilot Plant in Qatar together with Yara International ASA and the Qatar Fertiliser Company, QAFCO. The agreement was signed by CEO Khalifa A. Al-Sowaidi of QAFCO, CEO Jørgen Ole Haslestad of Yara International and CEO Joakim Hauge of The Sahara Forest Project AS. The estimated cost for the Pilot Plant is 5.3 million USD. QAFCO and Yara International will provide the funding. The parties have already started the preparations, and are on schedule to reach the target of having a fully operational Pilot Plant by December 2012.