Famu Campus (Florida)

  • LOCATION

    Florida, The United States

  • CAPACITY

    640 m³/d

  • TYPE

    Municipal

  • WASTE

    100 kg/d food, 100 kd/d green

  • FOOTPRINT

    500 m2 water facility, 290 m2 biorefinery, 500 m2 hydro-, aeroponics

  • FUNCTION

    Water treatment and reuse, Protein & Cellulose production, Food production

  • VALUE

    New model for circular education

  • PARTNER

    EnergyWaterFood Nexus

The linear Take, Make, Dispose lifestyle of our cities increasingly depletes finite resources. Closing the Water, the Energy, the Waste and the Food loops allows greater utilization of resources.

Florida A&M University (FAMU) is located in Florida’s State capital, Tallahassee. Biopolus is working together with FAMU to begin laying the foundations for a campus integrated metabolic Hub. As the first phase, Biopolus was contracted by FAMU to create the concept design for the Hub, whose purpose is to provide a space for new sustainable infrastructure, research and development, and community and demonstration. A university campus perfectly fits into the “urban cellular” single unit, making it the ideal size for new sustainable infrastructure. In addition to establishing efficient and innovative campus operations, the Hub will create an open innovation platform- a living, learning, laboratory. Equally as important, the Hub will introduce students from all disciplines to the circular economy and the new systems thinking needed to address the problems of future cities.

Victor Ibeanusi

Victor Ibeanusi

FAMU’s Dean, School of the Environment

“The Energy Water Food Nexus is essential to resolving the world’s water problems, making Biopolus a perfect research collaborator.”