Kosona Chriv

  • Adalidda

  • Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh

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Startup developing Solar-powered Crop-Drying device to prevent Post-Harvest Losses for Agro-Processors

A Purdue-affiliated startup is developing an affordable, solar-powered crop-drying device. The technology could provide smallholders and small to medium agro-processors in developing countries, and small organic farms in the United States, a way to reduce post-harvest losses and add value to their crops using renewable energy.

Photo: Husband and wife team Klein and Reiko Ileleji, near a solar-powered crop-drying device that could reduce post-harvest losses and add value to smallholders in developing countries. The device utilizes high temperatures, high air-flow rate and low humidity features to better dry crops. Klein and Reiko founded JUA Technologies International LLC to further develop and commercialize the technology. (Purdue Research Foundation image)