Green Chemistry Challenge Generates Many Ideas

The latest system Challenge initiated by Launch, an open innovation platform founded by NASA, Nike, the US Agency for International Development and the US Department of State to tackle sustainability challenges, sought innovations that advance green chemistry to transform materials and manufacturing to advance global economic growth, drive human prosperity and replenish the planet’s resources.

green_chem_logo2

A low-cost, low-energy process for treating high-salinity industrial wastewater and affordable biodegradable plastics produced from methane are among the 10 winners of the green chemistry challenge co-sponsored by Nike and NASA.

Last week the 10 disruptive thinkers behind the green chemistry innovations met at the Kennedy Space Center to work with Launch partners to bring their ideas to market.

Screen Shot 2015-02-25 at 12.17.51 AM

Other winning ideas include the first heavy-metal free, heavy-duty anti-corrosion coating that also provides corrosion protection as well as a solvent-free precision cleaning processes utilizing ultrasonic agitation, supercritical carbon dioxide, and plasma.

Earlier Launch Challenges focused on creating new, sustainable materials and developing energy-efficiency and waste-reduction technologies.

You can find out more at:

http://www.launch.org/

and for information specifically on the Green Chemistry System Challenge:

http://www.launch.org/challenges/system-challenge-green-chemistry

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s