2024 Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge – Top tier proposals

Published: Thursday 21st December 2023
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Thank you for participating in the Elsevier Foundation Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge!

The first stage of the submission process closed on December 10. During the past weeks, our pool of experts worked to review the proposals.

We’re proud to announce the top contestants selected for the next phase of the Challenge:

  • Salah El Sadi, Removal Of Nitrate And Chloride From Water Using A Green Technology That Is Free From Chemicals Or Electricity.
  • Josué Pongo Pongo, Évaluation De L’utilisation Du Miscanthus Et De La Bagasse De Canne À Sucre Comme Combustible Dans Les Industries Cimentières
  • Mohamed Ghobashy, Development Of Biodegradable And Compostable Plastics From Agricultural Waste For Sustainable Packaging In Developing Countries
  • Amazing Love, Waste Management >Black Soldier Fly Protein Insect Value Chain Linkages
  • Altantuya Ochirkhuyag, “Volcaniblock: Sustainable Block Material From Mongolian Volcanic Rocks For Organic Pollutant Removal In Wastewater”
  • Ashira Roopnarain, Adopting A Green Nanotechnology Approach For Optimization Of Dry Anaerobic Digestion Of Agricultural Waste Streams
  • Maonja Finaritra Rakotondramanga, Fonctionalization Of Anacardic Acid, Cardanol Derivative Towards Biobased Surfactants (Alkylphenol Glycosides, Amine Derivatives) And Additives
  • Muhammad Ansar Farooq, Safeguarding Planetary And Human Health Using Dual-Purpose Slow-Release Urea Fertilizer
  • Ouassim Ghodbane, Design Of Green And Low-Cost Energy-Storage Devices Applied For Smart Agricultural Systems.
  • Sandra Phiri, Permagreen: Cultivating Sustainable, Chemical Fertilizer-Free Communities In Malawi
  • Mohamedweli Mohamed, Strengthening Food Production And Creating Agro-Processing And Business Services To Withstand Climate Change Shocks In Gedo Region Somalia.
  • Teresa Cecchi, Green Upcycling Of E-Waste For Food And Water Quality Monitoring
  • Eugene Omale, Reduction Of Greenhouse Gas Through Climate Smart Agricultural Techniques (Organic Fertilizer And Pesticides)
  • Avik Choudhury Rkmvcc, Establishment Of “Liquid Tree” In Campus Containing Photosynthetic Protists For Carbon Sequestration And Upscaling Of The Same As Potential Sources For Mass Scale Production Of Natural Byproducts With Multifarious Application In Nutraceuticals And Environment Management.
  • Md. Awsaf Rahman, Save Our Mother Earth
  • Efe Oghenemaro Ogor, Climate-Smart Fish Farming.
  • Sadulla Wasimul, Empowering Local Communities In Adapting To Climate Change Impacts While Actively Contributing To Biodiversity Conservation And Enhancing Food Security Through Climate Smart Agriculture Practices.
  • Stacey Waudo, Production, Adoption And Use Of Briquettes Among Rural Households In Kakamega County, Kenya
  • James Muritu, Manufacturing Alternative Fuel (Diesel And Petrol) From Waste Plastics.
  • Naseem Iqbal, Co2 Capture And Selective Reduction To Fuels Using Highly Porous Metal-Organic Frameworks
  • Dr. Saba Shamim, Production Of Biomeliorant Based On Industrial Waste In Taraz Republic Of Kazakhstan
  • Eduardo Hillmann Wanderlind, Sustainable And Biodegradable Nanocomposite Photocatalysts For The Remediation Of Pesticides
  • Maria Alejandra Florez Restrepo, Development Of Mycelium Biomaterials From White-Rot Fungi Isolated From Colombian Forests For Climate Action
  • Silvio Vaz Junior, Development Of Membrane Separation-Type Technology To Capture Co2 From Energy Sources
  • Ghislain Irakoze, Wastezon
  • De Olivette, The Web Project: Waste To Energy & Bio-Slurry
  • Kenco Resources, Vegetable Cone Gardens For Cancer Patients And Their Caregivers.
  • Bipeen Dahal, Sustainable And Environment Friendly Energy Conversion Cum Storage Technology For Flexible Electronic World: Development Of Stretchable Nano-Fibrillated Nanofibers With Color Tunable Fluorescence For Water Splitting And All-Solid-State Advanced Li-S Batteries
  • Mateusz Skalny, Iron-Reclaim – Scaling Up The Production Of Novel Adsorbents For Nutrient Recovery And Heavy Metal Removal From Wastewater Using Iron Oxide Waste Materials
  • Hassan Anwer, Slow-Release Fertilizers For Reducing Green House Gas Emissions From Agriculture Sector.
  • John Adongo, Carbon Capture Beads Designed From Iron-Fortified Avocado Seed Waste
  • Usman Lawal, Development Of Poly(Lactic Acid) Composites From Agri-Food Waste And By-Products For Innovating Sustainable Food Packaging: Embracing A Circular Bioeconomy Approach