Bioreactor + Industrial greenhouse = ?

In other words, what is the best way for a bioreactor to be part of the daily operations of a greenhouse.


Nowadays, greenhouses have become a standard method to grow our food from Spain to Latvia. At the same time, greenhouses are large consumers of electricity, heating & CO2 which makes them an interesting setting for use of bioreactors. Researchers from Riga Technical Univerity are developing an operational bioreactor that generates heat & CO2 based on reverse photosynthesis. The system consists of an enclosed chamber where the green matter is decaying and needs to be shuffled once in a while. The aim is to understand if industrial greenhouses are the most appropriate place for such device, and define how it could be best integrated in the daily operations of a greenhouse.

About the challenge provider

The challenge is provided by two researchers – Alvis Sokolovs and Laura Dzelzkalēja from Riga Technical University Cēsis Affiliate.

We are looking for

(any other background also welcome)




Business Administration, Management

Electrical Engineering

Industrial Design

Industrial Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Public Policy

Urban Planning

& other curious people!