Non-funded Cooperative Agreement Between ARS and the University of California Advanced Solar Technologies Institute (UC Solar)
Processed Foods Research
Project Number: 5325-41000-063-14
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Nov 01, 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.