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#021 Data driven kitchens have insight in food waste

Yearly, over 10.000 kilos food is wasted in each single restaurant. Lack of insight causes inefficient stock management and overproduction of dishes, wasting food but also money and energy. Orbisk has found a solution!
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By |2020-09-29T15:15:53+01:00September 29th, 2020|Green Challenge 2020, Stories|Comments Off on #021 Data driven kitchens have insight in food waste

#006 Lets make agriculture great again!

SeedForward created the ‘Viagra for crops’; a blue bio-based formula to enhance soil health and growth of crops like maize and grains, to stand up tall and potent. Do these blue seeds hold the key to more sustainable methods of farming?
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By |2020-09-29T15:19:08+01:00September 14th, 2020|Green Challenge 2020, Stories|Comments Off on #006 Lets make agriculture great again!

#009 What if your clothes could talk?

What would they say? Would they disclose what is in their DNA? Or disclose that the textile industry is responsible for 1.2 billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emission a year? With the circularity.ID label clothes can tell us what needs to be done to solve this problem.
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By |2020-09-29T14:27:16+01:00September 10th, 2020|Green Challenge 2020, Stories|Comments Off on #009 What if your clothes could talk?

#026 A Fertile and Loving Partnership

N2 Applied has developed a solution to harvest nitrogen from the air using electricity and develops this into an efficient fertiliser. This fertile love couple is shaking up the agri industry.
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By |2020-09-07T15:37:12+01:00September 7th, 2020|Green Challenge 2020, Stories|Comments Off on #026 A Fertile and Loving Partnership

#014 Protecting marine life with a simple use of light

20% of the world population depends on fish to get their protein, causing overfishing and tremendous waste of 'by-catch'. Dan Watson felt frustrated by how slowly progress was being made in this industry to reduce by-catch and is now protecting marine life with simple use of light.
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By |2020-09-03T20:51:04+01:00August 26th, 2020|Green Challenge 2020, Stories|Comments Off on #014 Protecting marine life with a simple use of light

#016 A clever alternative to plastic packaging

Single use plastic packaging for food is already a huge global disaster recently exacerbated by the current climate and the need for more take away food alternatives. We meet SoluBlue, a company who have a clever design for a new material composed from seaweed which behaves just like plastic but quickly biodegrades and is totally safe for marine life.
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By |2020-09-03T13:31:32+01:00August 20th, 2020|Green Challenge 2020, Stories|Comments Off on #016 A clever alternative to plastic packaging

#024 Revolutionising Energy Recovery

Enjay is the first company in the world to use the hot exhaust air produced by a kitchen to then minimise operation costs of restaurants. They have developed a product called Lepido which will be shaking up the restaurant industry by enabling profitable energy recovery from kitchen ventilation systems.
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By |2020-08-26T13:26:28+01:00August 20th, 2020|Green Challenge 2020, Stories|Comments Off on #024 Revolutionising Energy Recovery

#015 We Borrow From Nature

The textiles industry is one of the biggest polluters in the world. The annual clothing volume for the UK alone requires over 20 billion litres of water to dye. At Colorifix, they use synthetic biology to copy how nature makes colours, by looking at DNA, which is used in the dying process.
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By |2020-08-18T11:23:31+01:00August 13th, 2020|Green Challenge 2020, Stories|Comments Off on #015 We Borrow From Nature