Supporting Letter – Richard Kouri NCSU

Jim Ray
President/CTO/ Founder
Net Zero Agriculture, Inc.

Dear Jim,

This is a letter of recommendation for your NSF grant application. This proposed approach seems both innovative and commercially viable. The use of ‘tunable’ LED lights that can match the requirements of specific cultivars is an excellent idea. The availability of these NSF funds will allow Net Zero Agriculture to understand and make use of the relationship between specific wavelengths and specific output traits. This optimization will set the stage for formatting novel urban farming systems most appropriate for a variety of commercial applications; e.g. grocery stores, restaurants, and even in-home settings. This proposed approach should prove to be an effective way to deliver key foodstuffs directly to the consumers.



Richard E. Kouri, PhD
Chief Evangelist, Center for Innovation Management Studies
Senior Fellow, Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC), College of Engineering
Adjunct Professor, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (Plant and Molecular Biology), and College of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering)
North Carolina State University

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