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Industry 2014

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Proposal creation

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Mar 9, 2014 08:00 EDT - Jul 20, 2014 11:59 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
Expert judges select semi-finalists

Jul 20, 2014 08:00 EDT - Aug 5, 2014 08:00 EDT
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Aug 5, 2014 08:00 EDT - Aug 16, 2014 11:59 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

Aug 16, 2014 08:00 EDT - Sep 3, 2014 12:59 EDT
Voting period
Public Voting Period

Sep 3, 2014 12:00 EDT - Oct 2, 2014 12:00 EDT
Winners awarded
Winners are announced for the Judges’ and Popular Choice Awards

Oct 2, 2014 12:01 EDT
How can industry innovate to meet the climate challenge and drive sustainable growth?

Industry is the key contributor to economic growth and prosperity, and is also a leading global source of greenhouse gases (GHGs). The International Energy Agency estimates that to meet global GHG reduction goals by 2050, a full quarter of all reductions need to come from the industrial sector. This contest seeks innovative, well-described, actionable solutions that will enable continued global economic growth, while achieving major emission reductions in the industrial sector in the coming decades.

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15 Proposals
#STRAUT AERO #Innovative design #solar hot air gen. massive potential 4 addressng industrial process heat req. #economic wthout subsidies
Molecular Imprinted Polymers present a unique oppurtunity to make cheap materials that selectivly bind to and filter pollutants.
An online sustainable materials database and networking platform working toward creating a new era in industry with a Zero emission mission
Moving the entire industrial sector over to carbon negitive fuel can be largely achieved within 20 years. This proposal offers one path.
Chest freezers are much more energy efficient than upright freezers, so why isn't there a top load refrigerator/freezer.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags can be used to measure the amount of embodied energy flow throughout the supply chain
Industry will probably need fossil/bio-fuels for decades. HCCAS converts resulting CO2 to O2 AND makes food/biofuel.
Prove by calculate absorbCO2/creatO2 of plants before/after we build buildings/industrial area . Prove environmental laws is wrong by data .
Small businesses and consumer collaboration to create new products and services that tackle climate change and create sustainable growth
Do you ever drive along the highway and wonder why we preserve swathes of empty space? I do too. So many large structures unused.
Thermal energy & kinetic energy conversion of the Gulfstream to lower Co2 GHG emissions anywhere between 300ppm/350 ppm in 20 years.
Amazon sets up opportunities to cut down on individual deliveries, instead combines deliveries to people who live close to each other
Favorable in-store product placement, in-exchange for advances in energy efficiency.
Interactions for real time tracking and true integration are critical to influence industrial changes necessary for GHG reductions