Collaborative Work

About Taeda Tech Project

Taeda Tech Project is a collaborative demonstration project led by the University of Surrey that is committed to developing a novel aeroponic technology which can rapidly grow woody crops.

With funding from BEIS under Phase 2 of their Biomass Feedstock Innovation Programme, as part of the Net Zero Innovation Portfolio, our multi-million-pound project aims to positively disrupt the bioenergy sector.

What we do 

Growing woody crops in aeroponics for a sustainable future.

Taeda Tech Project is a collaborative demonstration project led by the University of Surrey that is committed to developing a novel aeroponic technology which can rapidly grow woody crops.

Faster growth

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Higher yield

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Smaller Land Footprint

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Quality Control

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Discover the Project

Dr. Zoe Harris, Project Lead:

“ We are confident that our soilless cultivation method can play a role in helping the UK build a greener energy mix, with biomass energy at the centre of that strategy. At the Centre for Environment and Sustainability, nursing the planet back to health is a key priority, and we believe biomass will be key to reaching our global energy and climate targets. ”

Great Experience

Meet Our Valuable Team

Dr. Zoe M Harris
Whole Project Lead & Science Lead
University of Surrey
Simona Stangaciu
Project Manager
University of Surrey
Mark Horler
Management Support & Commercialisation Lead
UKUAT Ltd
Prof. Tao Chen
Data Modelling Lead
University of Surrey
Prof. Richard Murphy
LCA Lead
University of Surrey
Dr. Lirong Liu
Socio-Economic Performance Lead
University of Surrey
Dr. Johnny Stormonth-Darling
Technical Guide
UKUAT Ltd
Dr Pranav Sahu
Plant Trials Research Fellow
University of Surrey
Dr Lekan Jolayemi
Plant Breeding Research Fellow
University of Surrey
Alan Foy
Facilities Manager
University of Surrey
Katia Zacharaki
Plant Trials Guide
UKUAT Ltd
Dr. Mohammed Khandaker
Experimental Officer
University of Surrey
Ade Alli
Project Commercialisation
University of Surrey
Dr. Yuqing Xia
Research Fellow
University of Surrey
Dr James Suckling
LCA Research Fellow
University of Surrey
Linqi Sun
PhD Student
University of Surrey
Victoria Palumbo
PhD Student
University of Surrey
Xiaoyang Wu
Research Assistant
University of Surrey

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Get In Touch

We are keen to hear your thoughts on the project. If you want to know more or think there is an opportunity for future collaboration, then get in touch.

Partners

This project requires a collaborative effort, and we are proud to be partnering with leading associations across academia and industry.