The Sahara Forest Project (SFP) pilot facility in Qatar has ‘exceeded expectations,’ proving that seawater-cooled greenhouses can be highly productive in desert conditions.

Using greenhouses to grow crops in the desert has previously incurred huge costs in terms of energy and water consumption, as well as capital and operating investment. An international collaboration between a number of designers and technologists, with engineering provided by UK firm Max Fordham, has now created a facility which instead…