Clarkson’s integrated greenhouse/digester project receives funding from the Dominion Foundation

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Clarkson University is the recipient of a $40,000 Educational Partnership grant from the Dominion Foundation to support the University’s Local Energy Efficient Food Facility (LEEFF). This program aims to provide Clarkson students with opportunities to apply their engineering, science, and business skills to a project that addresses a real-world problem.

Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor Philip K. Hopke, director of Clarkson’s Institute for a Sustainable Environment; Professor Stefan Grimberg, chair of Civil & Environmental Engineering; Spence Professor in Sustainable Environmental Systems Susan E. Powers, associate director for sustainability; and Stan Ossowski and Kevin Zink of Dominion Transmission, Inc.The grant from the Dominion Foundation will be used to integrate a pilot greenhouse, using the technology of aeroponics to grow plants year round utilizing a biomass-solar thermal heating system, and an anaerobic digester into a “living laboratory” facility, LEEFF.

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