• BUILDING OUR GREEN TECH R&D CAMPUS •
FarmBot [Part 1] Assembling a gardening robot to do your work!
We started a project to assemble the Farmbot Genesis XL v1.5. The Farmbot will operate on a raised bed built out of stone which is around 16 square meters (2,70m
FarmBot [Part 2] Calibration. First steps by your garden robot!
The Farmbot is nearly ready to be powered and unleashed into garden. First of all, the newest firmware has to be flashed onto the micro sd card and then it has
FarmBot [Part 3] Improvements. Can my robot live forever?
After assembling the robot and connecting it to a water and power source, we tried to see where it could need some extra protection, some covers and some help to
Energy system of Alella Green Tech center. General architecture
At Alella Green Tech we are trying to create an almost completely autonomous energy network that combines the energy produced from renewable sources to accumulate energy, necessary to increase the flexibility of the network.
• VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE •
How was my stay at Alella Green Tech? Marvin Rieger from Germany
Hey curious readers! My name is Marvin Rieger and I am a student from Germany. I study sustainable engineering which is a mix of electrical and mechanical engineering with the focus on renewable energies. As part of my studies I had
My work on sustainable energy grid at AGT – Mattia Alzapiedi from Italy
My name is Mattia Alzapiedi and I am an Italian mechanical engineer, I was at Alella Green Tech in August 2021. During my stay I carried out a synthetic energy analysis relating to electrical and thermal consumption, possible sources of production
My data analytics work during stay at AGT – Tom Rozier from France
My name is Tom Rozier and I am a French student in energetics and mechanical engineering. I spent a month at Alella Green Tech in June 2022 as a volunteer. During my stay, I have been put into a beautiful
Environmental Studies Internship at AGT. By Gabi Wolfe & Mia Bowles
This internship consisted of an eleven week program at Alella Green Tech focusing on how to create more sustainable agriculture and farming practices. One major focus of this internship involved the..
• RENEWABLE ENERGY 101 •
Wind Power 101: how to generate energy from airflow
Over the past decades, the technology used to harness the power of the wind has advanced significantly from what were once known as windmills. Traditionally wind energy was used for milling grain and pumping water but..
Hydro Power 101: how to produce energy from water
One of the first uses of hydroenergy was for mechanical milling such as grinding grains but today modern hydro plants produce electricity using turbines and generators the mechanical energy created by moving water spins
Solar Power 101: how to get energy from solar activity
The sun not only provides warmth and light, but it is also an unlimited source of energy. 10 000 times more solar energy coming to the Earth's surface than our global annual fossil fuel demand. The energy we generate from..
• AGRITECH •
Smart Farming 101. How technologies are shaping the Future of Agriculture
To meet the growing demand, farmers and agricultural companies are turning to the Internet of Things for analytics and greater production capabilities. Here is everything you need to know about smart farming and how technology can help us save the