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.
Today it was announced that Sundrop Farms Pty Ltd and The Sahara Forest Project AS has signed an agreement to establish a long-term close cooperation, and that Sundrop Farms Pty Ltd becomes a Sahara Forest Project AS partner. The first stage of the cooperation will focus on knowledge sharing and exploring the potential for integrating the parties’ technologies. The parties are therefore executing a joint program for testing and optimization of the Sundrop Farms technology in a Sahara Forest Project setting, aiming at a large-scale commercialization.
The Sahara Forest Projects enters into cooperation with Yara, the world largest supplier of fertilizer and the Qatari company Qafco, the world’s largest single site producer of urea and ammonia. A Memorandum of Understanding for establishing The Sahara Forest Project in Qatar has been signed by Managing Director Khalifa Abdulla Al-Sowaidi of Qafco, CEO Jørgen Ole Haslestad of Yara ASA and CEO Joakim Hauge of The Sahara Forest Project AS. [Read more…]
The production of key products, such as clean water, clean energy and a sustainable production of food represents some of our time’s greatest challenges. The Sahara Forest Project proposes a holistic approach to tackle these challenges. By using what we have enough of (saltwater, sunshine and CO2) to produce what we need more of (food, water, clean electricity and biomass), The Sahara Forest Project is the first step towards reaching the vision of Restorative Growth.