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February 20, 2024

CEA Accelerator Launches to Provide the Long-Term Support Needed to Scale Climate-Smart CEA

US Department of Energy funds partnership between Berkeley Lab and Resource Innovation Institute to develop programs for CEA adoption   PORTLAND, Ore. (2/20/24) —  Resource Innovation Institute (RII),  a not-for-profit, public-private partnership advancing climate resilience, announced today it is working with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office and Lawrence Berkeley…
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September 14, 2023

RII Joins with Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) Leaders to Standardize Environmental Understanding of Modern Farming Methods

"CEA Footprint Project" will establish methodologies for measuring  agricultural energy use, water use, overall carbon footprint and other environmental factors   PORTLAND, Ore. (Sept. 14, 2023) —  Resource Innovation Institute (RII),  a not-for-profit, public-private partnership advancing climate resilience, announced today the formation of the “CEA Footprint Project,” which will bring experts together from across the industry…
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September 5, 2023

Resource Innovation Institute and Leading Water Researchers to Discuss Water Circularity Best Practices on National USDA Webinar

RII Horticulturist Rob Eddy, University of Florida Professor Dr. Paul Fisher and University of Connecticut Associate Professor Rosa Raudales, Ph.D., will be featured  PORTLAND, Ore. (Sept. 5, 2023) —  Resource Innovation Institute (RII),  a not-for-profit, public-private partnership advancing climate resilience, announced today that RII Resource Efficiency Horticulturist Rob Eddy will join University of Florida Professor and…
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August 9, 2023

Resource Innovation Institute Validates Water Savings Potential of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) in USDA – Sponsored CEA Energy and Water Benchmarking Report

Free, downloadable report provides first-of-its-kind utility bill level analysis of energy and water use in greenhouse and indoor farm operations PORTLAND, Ore. (August 9, 2023) —  Resource Innovation Institute (RII), the not-for-profit, public-private partnership, announced today the availability of its Controlled Environment Agriculture Energy & Water Benchmarking Report: Establishing Preliminary Benchmarks. The report is a…
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June 29, 2023

Resource Innovation Institute Releases Water Circularity Best Practices Guide to help CEA Operations Better Manage Water Resources

Free, downloadable report provides information and guidelines to help support the adoption of efficient practices in indoor farms and greenhouses PORTLAND, Ore. (June 29, 2023) —  Resource Innovation Institute (RII), the leading not-for-profit energy and water benchmarking organization for CEA producers, announced today the availability of its long-awaited Water Circularity Best Practices Guide for Controlled…
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May 17, 2023

Resource Innovation Institute Partners with ARCO/Murray to Create CEA Credentialing Curriculum for Design & Construction Professionals

Part of a professional development strategy for climate-smart agriculture, curriculum will provide credentialing process to ensure an educated, effective and scalable CEA workforce PORTLAND, Ore. (May 17, 2023) — Resource Innovation Institute (RII), the leading not-for-profit energy and water benchmarking organization providing resource efficiency best practices for CEA producers, announced today it is partnering with…