University of Adelaide Awarded for their Space Farming Technology

University of Adelaide and an international team (SCOPE project) are working to use plasma energy to produce fertilizers, a project that could lead to creating crops on Mars and industrial face changing.

It’s the first time an Australian university has been awarded the grant by the European Union’s research and innovation programme. The researchers from University of Adelaide were awarded a $16 million grant by ERC Synergy Grant in March for their research on plasma fertilizer that not just provides the chemical advance process to ‘space manufacturing’, but their fertilizer technology also promises to provide a new opportunities for transforming the chemical and energy use for our agriculture production.

Jess Klajman spoke with Professor Volker Hessel a researcher and Professor at the University of Adelaide about the SCOPE project.

Photo credit: NASA Visualization Explorer

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