Location: Healthy Processed Foods Research
Project Number: 2030-41000-064-01-N
Project Type: Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Nov 1, 2011
End Date: Oct 31, 2016
The objectives of this non-funded cooperative agreement between USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the University of California Advanced Solar Technologies Institute (UC Solar) are: -To expand UC Solar and ARS’s knowledge base around the interaction between solar thermal food cabinets and solar thermal collectors. - To discuss the optimization of cabinets for solar thermal processing of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and the by-products of these crops. - To connect researchers who are interested in advancing their knowledge and research in solar thermal processing of food crops with leading research institutions. - To collaborate on funding proposals for solar-related research.
To accomplish the stated objectives the following approach will be utilized: - Create an affiliate relationship between UC Solar (a consortium of research labs spread among 5 UC campuses) and non-profit research institutions.