Food waste is a major global issue: Each year, a third of the world’s food production doesn’t land on anyone’s table. In India, a lack of cold-storage facilities on farms contributes to more than 18 percent of fruit, vegetables, and milk spoiling before they can be sold — resulting in huge losses for farmers.

Himanshu Pokharna WG06, who has a doctorate in nuclear engineering, and Nitin Goel, with a PhD focus on solar energy, developed a solution. Inficold’s solar-powered technology makes ice to store as a low-cost, environmentally friendly coolant. Simple to hook up to farms’ existing cooling hardware, Inficold aims to transform Indian agriculture’s cold chain.

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