Producing water, electricity and food in the desert

January 31, 2013
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The Sahara Forest Project's pilot project in Qatar is now up and running, putting the facility's technologies to the test. (Courtesy of Sahara Forest Project.)
The Sahara Forest Project's pilot project in Qatar is now up and running, putting the facility's technologies to the test. (Courtesy of Sahara Forest Project.)
The first pilot plant in a program of installations that can sustainably produce crops, electricity, biofuels, and even plants for re-vegetation efforts in a desert environment is now up and running in the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar.

In this new article, ThinkProgress.org takes another look at the technology behind the Sahara Forest Project's pilot project.

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