Commitment to Action

Sahara Forest Project

Commitment by

Bellona Foundation

In 2009, The Bellona Foundation committed to develop a Sahara Forest Demonstration Center to establish proof of scientific and commercial viability of the Sahara Forest Project (SFP) as well as facilitating further research into the core technologies. The SFP represents a unique and new opportunity to use seawater, solar energy, nutrients and non-productive land to produce large amounts of freshwater, clean energy and food. The key technologies involved in the process are concentrated solar power, seawater greenhouses and cultivation of traditional and promising crops (such as algae).
Since 2009, SFP has taken large steps towards realizing the first SFP Test and Demonstration Center. The SFP Feasibility study was finalized and the key results presented at The UN Climate Summit (COP 15) in Copenhagen where it drew international attention. An SFP website was also set up and has had thousands of visitors from around the world.

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Commitment

Sahara Forest Project

Launched

2009

Est. Duration

4 Years

Estimated Total Value

$8,350,000

Region

Middle East & North Africa, Africa

Countries

ALGERIA, CHAD, EGYPT, JORDAN, KUWAIT, Libya, MALI, MAURITANIA, MOROCCO, NIGER

Commitment by

Bellona Foundation

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Sundt Construction, Yara International Asa, Grieg Foundation, The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Max Fordham Engineering, Selmer, Exploration Architecture, Qatar Fertilizer Corporation