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ROCAPET. Sustainable Structural Concrete

We go to the store, buy water or soda, and then when we're done we just throw the bottle away, and that's it. One disposable container is no big deal ... but what about a hundred million? Each year, consumer studies agree, every Mexican throws away more than 7 kilograms of empty bottles, which together generate more than 780,000 tons annually. Mexico is the largest consumer ...more »

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Small Scale Waste to Energy

What is the problem? Approximately $162 billion dollars’ worth of food is wasted in North America each year, accounting for 40% of all food produced. This wasted food eventually ends up in landfills, where it decomposes and releases methane gas, a compound which is 25 times more toxic than carbon dioxide. In addition to the alarming environmental effects, food waste costs businesses upwards of $3.1 billion dollars per ...more »

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Restaurant Waste to Superfood Powder

Our mission is to reduce food waste, minimize our carbon footprint, and alleviate hunger across the country by providing a nutrient-dense powder that is both healthy for our bodies and our environment. Each night thousands of pounds of edible viable untouched food is thrown away in our restaurants daily. Yet there are still millions of people who go to sleep hungry who are not aware of where their next meal will come ...more »

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Idea Phase (15 January-3 April 2018)

Green Chemistry for All

Green chemistry is a branch of chemistry that seeks sustainability, having well-established principles that, if used, can renew the environment in which we live. The idea of ​​"Green Chemistry for All" is to bring this branch of chemistry to chemistry professionals and business, as well as students interested in science, thereby instilling this idea of ​​Green Chemistry in future professionals. Creating courses, ...more »

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Idea Phase (15 January-3 April 2018)

Integral system of a wood-saving kitchen with dry baths.

In 2008 it is estimated that firewood was used by 2.7 billion people internationally, and it is estimated that by 2030 the number increases to 2.8 billion. The problem is the use of wood-burning stoves every year causes 1.6 million deaths from smoke inhalation. Families that use this kind of stove are often in low social strata and lack basic services such as drainage and sewers, which further causes another problem in ...more »

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Idea Phase (15 January-3 April 2018)

Biomass to Biofuel: Lake George’s Solution to Invasive Species

Lake George: The Blueprint for Lakes in America Like many water bodies in North America, Lake George’s ecological integrity is consistently affected by invasive species. Even with help and activities of a consortium of invested interests (such as the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program, and The Lake George Association), potential invaders will always pose a threat to the lake. Unlike many other companies, we do ...more »

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Idea Phase (15 January-3 April 2018)

Ecology-Supercritical fluids

This project is primarily aimed at generating a turbo-filter-compressor that contains a synthesized organic compound such as MOFs that acts to absorb the combustion gases generated by the main vehicles used in urban transportation (e.g., cars, buses, trucks, etc.) that run on fossil fuels such as gasoline and diesel, and which cause a great negative impact on our environment. One of the main industries of impact would ...more »

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Idea Phase (15 January-3 April 2018)

Biological control of agricultural pests

Agriculture in our country is considered to be a very important sector since it generates a large number of direct and indirect jobs. It is even considered as the most important sector in the country from an economic, social and environmental standpoint. In Mexico, there is a great diversity of agricultural products, such as corn, beans, rice, sorghum, avocado, banana, coffee, sugar cane, tomato, chilies and a variety ...more »

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Idea Phase (15 January-3 April 2018)

Renewable energy for all.

At present, global warming is imminent due to the excessive use of non-renewable energies. However, there are areas in which such use of non-renewable energies is necessary, since the way people live does not allow access to clean energies, mostly due to high energy costs. Public policy does not encourage this type of development, since they prefer to support macroprojects, with direct impacts strictly on business ...more »

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Idea Phase (15 January-3 April 2018)

Oox, our natural nourishing seed

The Oox project, involving a natural, nutritious seed, focuses on a group of indigenous women, addressing social, nutrition and environmental issues. It consists of the collection and sustainable use of the oox seed in some of the communities of Oaxaca where the fruit has been seen. It will also address the economic needs of the group of women who will be involved in the process, through the creation of a new company ...more »

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Idea Phase (15 January-3 April 2018)

Agriculture for the city

About 43% of the population in Mexico lives in poverty. The capital and most important city of the country is not far behind, and about 27% of people live in extreme poverty and 12.5% ​​don't have access to food. 40% of these people are concentrated in the Gustavo A Madero borough, the neighborhood with the most poverty and food insufficiency being Cuautepec. Moreover, the average education is only 6.5 years (primary ...more »

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Idea Phase (15 January-3 April 2018)

Sustainaplay: Green your play, green your impact!

What if all the environmental challenges we are facing could be solved though a game? Sustainaplay is a boardgame to be play in families, housemates, co-workers,stakeholders of different industries to understand what are their positions, knowledge and potential contributions to mitigate climate change. Sustainaplay uses a systemic-change approach, it delves into the interests of each individual to create a common ground ...more »

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