Thanks to everyone who submitted an entry to the GE ecomagination challenge: Low Carbon solutions. We received 191 valid entries across all five categories, and from all corners of Australia and New Zealand. The submissions clearly showcase the region’s clean technology and carbon reduction innovations, with the highest number of entries in renewable generation and network efficiency.
GE and its venture capital partners have methodically worked through the entries and were consistently impressed by the great diversity, technical strength and commercial application of the submissions. With so many strong ideas it’s been a difficult shortlisting process, but we are now pleased to announce the 35 shortlisted entries for the five Innovation Awards of $100,000:
- Industrial and Human Waste Recycling for reuse
- Modular Energy Storage for Homes
- Electronics Manufacturing - Circuits in Plastic
- Building IQ Grid-responsive building energy optimization
- Energy efficiency for water/wastewater utilities using real-time operations optimisation
- ikeGPS Augmented Reality Network Management Solution
- Switch Smart Hub – Intelligent Building Platform
- Multi-Biomass to Renewable Hydrocarbon Fuels
- MALAR: Innovative use of membranes in liquid absorbent based CO2 capture
- Smart Grid Technologies for Network Efficiency
- HydrOxSys, Reducing the Carbon Footprint of the Mining Sector
- Duke Engine – power dense & multi-fuel
- Extrakta High Value Products From Waste Streams
- Quadrupling algal biofuel production with the innovative EvenGold™ photobioreactor
- Demand management for water utilities
- Back in the Black – Pyrolysis technology for bioenergy and biochar
- The Di Pietro Engine - An efficient and versatile energy convertor
- TPX Energy (5 Entries)
- IMPLUX Wind Power Turbine
- 1021c - Battery As a Service Platform (entry via email)
- Micro power generation (1- 50kW) from low temperature (70°C – 180°C) heat
- Network Planning tool for demand side management
- Single-Chip Solar PV Micro-inverter
- Aerisguard coating for heat exchange coils (entry via email)
- Bombora Wave Power Wave Energy Converter – Cost effective green electricity from the Ocean’s waves
- bioSTREAM / bioWAVE
- HydroSun Floating Solar - stored energy
- Unipolar Electrolysis of Water to Produce Hydrogen as an Energy Source
- Graphite Electrode Reducing Carbon Emissions in Grid-Powered Hydrogen Production
- ALD Electrodeless Lamp Design Project (entry via email)
- The Smart Grid for Consumers
- The Crucible Group’s Pyrolysis Technology
- DC HYBRID Power System
- greenWAVE: The World’s First 1MW Single Unit Wave Energy Converter
- Tropiglas power generating clear eco-windows
Congratulations to all shortlisted finalists!
Many thanks to all of you who submitted entries to the ecomagination challenge ANZ: Low Carbon Solutions. We’ve received 183 great ideas through the competition website and 8 more via email, and will evaluate all the submissions over the next few weeks with the aim of announcing winners in February 2013.
Whilst the competition is now closed to new entries, we would welcome additional comments and votes of support on the ideas to add to the 546 comments and 1,317 votes on the website since the competition opened in August.
There are only 3 days remaining before the GE ecomagination challenge: Low Carbon Solutions closes at 5pm on the 30th November.
We’ve seen a lot of activity on the competition website in recent weeks, and now have 89 valid entries to evaluate across all 5 categories. New South Wales has leapt to the top of the list geographically, with 29 entries received so far, leading Victoria with 25. The UniFlow Generator entry has received the most comments with 38, although the EarthCheck Sustainability submission has had the most votes of support with 67.
Submit your best ideas for reducing carbon emissions before the end of the month, and you could win one of 5 Innovations Awards of $100,000.