China: Chemosynthetic Management of the Water/Energy/Nutrient Nexus (WENN) by The WENN Protocol
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Additional comments from the Judges:
The vision described seems disruptive and impactful. I don't see a logical reasoning as to the feasibility / viability of the proposed technologies when placed in China's particular circumstances, what is the competing options and how this suit of technology will grow into materiality either offshore or onshore.
I also don't see how this is specially suited to China, other than the top-down approach the Chinese government could take as the authors indicated.
The presentation is not very clear and logic - seem to be a lot of cut and paste and quotes.
Aug 14, 2015
Your name: CJ Guo Your feedback: The proposal does present a grant idea but there is a lack of evidence as to its viability with a reasonable time frame. It is also not clear how this idea would be best applied to / deployed in China – I am not sure if the table showing the proportion of China’s biomass production in the context of the rest of the world is correct. It would be better is the authors can present a clear, at least semi-quantitative, analysis as to how this grant option would compete with existing energy/water supply options, and if not competitive short term, what technology improvement / breakthrough and policy support from the government would be needed to enable a material deployment of the technology suite over time, and again, how / why would they be better suited to China. Again, grant idea is great but any idea to be materially deployed have to be economically more competitive over incumbent solutions. Policy support does help in the initial stage, but how much support is needed is associated with interplay between the new options and existing ones, which should be addressed in a proposal like this. Fellows’ name: Angela Yeh, Liang Yang Fellows’ feedback: - Comment to title: The proposal shows an interesting idea, but it is generally adoptable. The author may specify it for China in this contest. - Comment to pitch: the pitch could be a more direct proposal - starting with a more active, straightforward explanation. For example: chemosynthesis has great potential to mitigate emissions through a, b, and c. also - the pitch should be china relevant. why is chemosynthesis a particularly attractive solution for China, and no other regions. - Comment to summary: 1. this whole section needs to be restructured for better ease of understanding; I would also selected only a few graphs/figures to support your statement (the sources and purpose of the figures can be more focused and refined). 2. structure of WENN: start with definition, then the different elements of WENN, then implementation stages (where economies of scale, deployment, inter-government efforts etc come in) - it should follow a more logical flow. the summary is too long at this moment. I would suggest to move some contents to later sessions, for instance, details of the mentioned projects/technologies could be put at the following session. - Comment to pictures: Some of the figures may not be necessarily included in this proposal. And the remain ones would need to be introduced and explained with texts. - Comment to ‘Be universally applicable…’: sure - but it is recommended that you add how it can be tailored to China - Comment to ‘be fundable…’: specifically, how to tap into those multi-development fund? - Comment to ‘Green bond/grant programs list’: the list includes grant programs mostly in the US or other world regions. How could them be available for China? - Comment to ‘The list of proposals are early, less refined, versions of the WENN Protocol...’: Supper idea to have one proposal that fits to all regions and sectors. But I guess the author would have to specify them for each of the sectors/regions.
Sep 12, 2015
There have been further refinement of the Water, Energy, Nutrient Nexus (WENN) Protocol in the area of authorship and organization.
The link to that work is:Greetings,There have been further refinement of the Water, Energy, Nutrient Nexus (WENN) Protocol in the area of authorship and organization.The link to that work is:
However, there still is the need to address each nation's/region's ability to use the WENN Protocol per the competition(s) mandate.I'm working my way through the information found in the World Resource Institute database: http://cait.wri.org/ and hope to be able to make clear linkage between the national pledges and the WENN Protocol within the revision time frame allowed within the Finals stage of the competition.
Your continued patients with the development of the WENN Protocol proposal and further support would be greatly appreciated.