Energy and Food – Interdisciplinary Winter School

by Graduate Center Munich School of Engineering

This Winter School builds on the previous one „Food and Energy“ in 2019. While the first Winter School focused on plants‘ needs, the analysis of the supply chain and the consumption patterns as well as on food waste, the emphasis is now on ecological and energy related questions.

Cross-linking of the international lecturers‘ expertise in energy systems, life-cycle-analysis, horticulture, soil and water management enables an holistic discussion on food production. Innovative approaches like vertical farming are compared with conventional farming like green house or open field production. Vertical farming is considered to be a key-technology for dense mega-cities to harvest food all year-around in high quality. Read more

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