Idea Phase (15 January-3 April 2018)

SOLAR DEHYDRATOR FOR THE CONSERVATION OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES FOR RURAL ZONES

At present, the necessary economic resources are not available to cover all the expenses required to conserve food, so it is sought that this project complies with these requirements and provide support to families that need such equipment and that promotes the use of renewable energy through the design and construction of a low-cost solar dehydrator of fruits and vegetables that suits our needs. Solar energy is widely ...more »

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Idea Phase (15 January-3 April 2018)

Stop eating your dirty laundry - Our solution to microplastic pollution

Microplastic pollution is a growing problem, gaining attention through bans on microbeads and straws, yet little has been done about the largest contributor, microfibres. These tiny, plastic threads are released during the washing of synthetic textiles (such as polyester or fleece, spandex, nylon, and more) and pollute waterways around the world. Chemicals such as pesticides, PCBs, BPA, and persistent organic pollutants ...more »

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Idea Phase (15 January-3 April 2018)

Voltec

Our concept introduces an affordable new means of generating electricity from the mechanical forces observed through the collision of water droplets, snow, and potentially sand against our material. This material will be composed of inexpensive, durable components that will be combined together to create a tarp-like fabric that acts as the final layer to any surface. The fabric is comprised of 5 fundamental layers: A ...more »

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Idea Phase (15 January-3 April 2018)

heat saving stove with air filter

This is a new innovation in which we not only prevent more trees from being cut down in our forests, reducing logging and gases with particles released into the atmosphere. This first technology is a stove that only fits two firewood logs 40cm long and 5cm thick, which will be consumed, but will keep generating heat at the same temperature for a certain time. The second technology is that the inside of the stove ...more »

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Idea Phase (15 January-3 April 2018)

Adaptive and intelligent greenhouses in the home

Our idea arises as a response to the concern that exists to produce organic vegetables for personal consumption at low cost, seeking to satisfy basic food needs mainly tomato, chili and sprouts among others. It consists of installing greenhouses adaptable to the home with recycled materials. The top coconut-producing state is Guerrero, which contributes a volume of 178,200 tons, which accounts for 80 percent of 2017 national ...more »

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Submitted by (@edna.patinoarellano) and 1 other

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Idea Phase (15 January-3 April 2018)

ENVIRONMENTAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM "NUTRI-PET"

Currently, with a population of 7 billion people in the world, 300 million tons of plastic products are produced, whose improper handling affects the diverse ecosystems of the environment in a direct way, and in turn, in the living beings that conform, since the degradation of plastic materials is a slow process that ranges between 500 and 600 years. In this particular case, Mexico has become one of the world's top ...more »

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Idea Phase (15 January-3 April 2018)

The Ugly Fruit Market - Solving food waster one ugly fruit at a time

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but here's the Ugly Truth: Aesthetics gets fruits and vegetables prime real estate in grocery stores, while 3 million tons of imperfect but perfectly edible fruits and veggies are thrown away each year. My proposal is to collect 'imperfect' produce from local farms and markets to sell at the Ugly Fruit Market solving the issues of hunger, waste and pollution. The Ugly Fruit Market ...more »

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Idea Phase (15 January-3 April 2018)

evaluation of ecological industrial plants

Polyethylene terephthalate (more commonly known by its acronym PET) is a type of plastic widely used in packaging for beverages and textiles. Thanks to its properties, the plastic is in very high demand in the industries. The lack of an environmental culture among people and the little application of the three Rs (Reduce, Recycle, Reuse) has turned PET into an ecosystem pollutant, since its natural degradation is approximately ...more »

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Idea Phase (15 January-3 April 2018)

met: Metagenetic Enrichment Toolkit for Conservation

Background: Scientists, conservationists, and medical professionals use metabarcoding to locate species of microbes in an environment, like ponds and streams. Metabarcoding is the process of finding DNA in a sample and sequencing it. We look for a particular regions in that DNA that all life shares. These regions have to be conserved across all life, but variable enough from species to species to be able to distinguish ...more »

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Idea Phase (15 January-3 April 2018)

Automated system for the mushroom production - Z-BOX

The automated system for the production of oyster mushrooms seeks to improve families' food security, by providing an appliance type device which enables the control and monitoring of 4 important aspects for the production of oyster mushrooms. This seeks to improve food security by ensuring food in term of quantity, quality and good nutritional contribution. At the same time, each family can produce their own food, fostering ...more »

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Idea Phase (15 January-3 April 2018)

Use of dry urinals, can save 164 million liters anueles

Making people aware people through a business workshop (public and private institutions) presenting the alternative of using dry urinals. Only 3% of the water in the world is for human consumption, so it is vital to save water. My idea is to implement the promotion and incentivize changing urinals to dry urinals, through a development plan for their promotion and establishment in public restrooms. The promotion of sustainable ...more »

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Idea Phase (15 January-3 April 2018)

Dry to U: Development of solar technology for the conservation of agricultural foods.

Dry to U is an initiative which seeks to increase food security, add value to agricultural products, promote the use of renewable energy and thereby reduce the amount of food that is wasted annually through the implementation of solar dryers, which by their technology reduce an impact in the energetic consumption, the cost of the product is accessible with respect to the already offered in the market and not only we focus ...more »

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