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Industrial efficiency 2013

Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

Jun 1, 2012 EDT - Jun 16, 2013 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

Jun 16, 2013 EDT - Jun 30, 2013 EDT
Proposal revisions
Finalists can improve their proposals

Jul 1, 2013 EDT - Jul 21, 2013 EDT
Selection of winners
CoLab members vote and judges also select winners

Jul 21, 2013 EDT - Aug 31, 2013 EDT
Winners are awarded

Sep 1, 2013 EDT
How can greenhouse gas emissions from the industrial sector be reduced?

After review of the entries, the Judges in the Industrial efficiency contest have chosen not to award any finalists or winners. While the entries presented interesting ideas, the Judges deemed the challenges associated with implementing those ideas as being too great to warrant further development of the proposals.

Nearly all studies over the past decade agree that energy efficiency is the primary tool to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, including for the industry sector. 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. All industries, from small companies to energy intensive multinationals, have the potential to make significant contributions to these goals. This contest seeks creative, practical ideas for increasing industrial efficiency. See more…


10  Proposals

Proposal nameAuthor(s)

Social Governance Securities ExchangeEastCoastTransplants

Create a new stock exchange for companies seeking to be climate leaders and impact investors looking for reliable performance metrics.

Untitled Proposal 1301309Bill Kendrick

I have given this to the world, help me get lab tests to prove it.

Increase Natural Gas Energy EfficiencySidel Systems

How much Natural Gas Energy is being Wasted? Blown up chimneys across the country is a lot of HOT WASTED ENERGY! This has to be stopped!

Carbon Cycling Through Roadways and Industrial FacilitiesSage Johnson

Reduce GHG Emissions & Increase Sustainability.CF1 Inc Team

High-Efficiency Filters Help Reduce GHG.

Wandili zero emission smokes from industries to atmosphere as alternative planJeremiah Wandili

Climatic change has been discussed over two decade in recent past,in which industries have contributed much to this problem due to emission

Zero Energy Cost Steam-Condensers (Proposal 1001611)Mohammad Shahini

Low pressure steam is wasted in most of industrial plants. The condensing system needs electricity. Proposed method needs zero energy.

Condensing Waste Heat RecoveryEllen Abma