One of the primary roles of growing plants in space is to provide a sustainable life support system on long duration space missions that will regenerate the atmosphere, purify water and produce food. SyNRGE was founded with the mission to apply this philosophy to food production systems on Earth.
Dr. Stutte is one of the founding members of CEADS (Controlled Environment Agriculture Design Standards), a non-profit founded to provide accountability on the sustainable practices of controlled environment facilities. In 2022, he served as Interim Director and he is looking forward to continuing to promote the growth of the organization as a member of the Board of Directors in 2023.
SyNRGE has worked closely with a client to improve aeroponic technology for growing plants to maximize crop production and local food security. The role of SyNRGE in supporting Eden Grow Systems in successfully transferring this NASA technology into a commercial product was noted in a NASA Spinoff article in 2022.