“In this time of limitations, how can we sustain communities for future growth?”
That’s the question posed by a marketing video from Selu Technologies, a Utah-based company that aims to reduce the scarcity of natural resources through clean and ethical technological innovations. As their website notes, the agricultural industry is running out of the water and land needed to support a growing population (hence the “time of limitations”). Only 3 percent of the water on earth is fresh, and 35 percent of habitable land is used for agriculture. Meanwhile, world hunger continues to rise.
Selu has created what they see as a solution to this scarcity problem: enter Selu Oasis, an all-in-one system providing climate-controlled indoor growing conditions for a variety of plants. Selu Oasis allows agricultural producers to grow and harvest food on more land than was previously available or viable. Growers can expand their land base and yield larger quantities of crops, all while keeping costs down.
Selu Technologies’ mission is perhaps evidenced in their company name.
Legend has it that after her death her body was planted in the earth so that her loved ones would have a plentiful harvest and enough food to sustain them. Through their state-of-the-art climate system, Selu Technologies is working to ensure the earth’s resources remain accessible for generations to come.
The company’s patent-pending technologies work by capturing H20 in the atmosphere to generate water as well as recycling and processing clean air for HVAC and temperature control. This gives agribusinesses access to essential natural resources no matter where they are located geographically or how scarce the water supply in that area. The innovative clean air recycling system also prevents mold and mildew damage to plants.
Selu Oasis can cut costs for food producers in a number of ways. A single Oasis unit condenses multiple utilities into one system, eliminating the need for extra equipment such as evaporative cooling, heating ventilation, air conditioning, and CO2 injectors. The Oasis system also operates entirely on renewable energy with the capacity to draw fuel from natural gas, hydrogen, geothermal or solar applications. For agribusinesses, this means complete independence from the power grid and from expensive energy bills.
“Now is the time for producers to have a lower universal utility access solution to grow closer to consumers without the hassle of multiple climate controlling devices saturating energy costs,” Selu founder and CEO Jake Hammock said. “By adapting and using the Selu Oasis technology, our customers will not only receive substantial utility savings but will also replenish the environment through our carbon-neutral solution.”
As part of the 2030 Agenda, the United Nations set forth 17 Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs). The goals “provide a blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and in the future” and range from ending poverty to promoting good health and wellbeing. Selu Oasis addresses seven out of the 17 SDGs including Zero Hunger, Clean Water, and Sanitation, Affordable and Clean Energy, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Industry Innovation and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities, and Life on Land. Living up to its namesake as the goddess of the harvest, Selu is working to improve lives.