The Integrated Bio-economy Project and the Controlled Biosphere (2019–2021)

Abstract:
This project aims to develop advanced controlled environment production systems (Controlled Biosphere) that exceed the industry standard for profitability, sustainability and climatic resilience. It will generate new knowledge and innovations in technology integration through a highly multi-disciplinary approach. The project outcomes will yield Techno-Economic and Life-Cycle Analyses, designs of the Controlled Biosphere and supporting policy frameworks. The benefits of this project address worsening resource constraints (e.g. available fresh water, arable land, nutrients); BY 2050 we will require 70% more food, and 80% greenhouse gas emissions reductions, to maintain economic, social, political and climate security.
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Researchers:
  • Professorial Research Fellow - GL
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
    Affiliate Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Faculty of Science
  • Professor
    School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
    Faculty of Science
    Affiliated Professor
    Centre for Horticultural Science
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
  • Emeritus Professor
    School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
  • Deputy Head of School
    School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
    Faculty of Science
    Affiliated Associate Professor
    Centre for Crop Science
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
  • Lecturer in Architecture
    School of Architecture
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
  • Professor
    School of Political Science and International Studies
    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Funded by:
Australian Research Council