Agriculture Department Assistant Professors Drs. Sandra Yanni and Walid El Kayyal were granted a PRIMA WEFE NEXUS award led by BIOAZUL (SME).
Boosting Nexus Framework Implementation in the Mediterranean – BONEX – falls under the theme of leveraging knowledge on the Nexus management of water-energy-food-ecosystem resources from concepts to practical solutions. The research team will be conducting an Agrivoltaics case study in the Beqaa; demonstrating, validating, and researching the dual use of land for agriculture and energy production in an automated controlled-environment system. The system provides efficient use of water and resources and produces a surplus of energy. This project is in collaboration with NovaEnergia SAL, a local SME, specialized in renewable energy.