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Industry 2015

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Mar 6, 2015 08:00 EST - Jun 14, 2015 12:00 EDT
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Jun 14, 2015 12:00 EDT - Jul 1, 2015 12:00 EDT
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Jul 1, 2015 12:00 EDT - Jul 15, 2015 12:00 EDT
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Jul 15, 2015 12:00 EDT - Aug 3, 2015 12:00 EDT
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Aug 3, 2015 12:00 EDT - Sep 13, 2015 12:00 EDT
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Sep 13, 2015 12:00 EDT
How can industry innovate to meet the climate challenge and drive sustainable growth?

Industry is the key contributor to economic growth and prosperity, and is also a leading global source of greenhouse gases (GHGs). 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. This contest seeks innovative, well-described, actionable solutions that will enable continued global economic growth, while achieving major emission reductions in the industrial sector in the coming decades.

9 Proposals
Molecular Imprinted Polymers present a unique opportunity to make inexpensive materials that selectivly bind to and filter pollutants.
Leaving industries chimneys is a lot of Hot Wasted Energy and CO2 and Water. Recover it ~ Reduce it ~ Conserve it.
An online sustainable materials database and networking platform working toward creating a new era in industry with a Zero emission mission
Removing inefficiencies of industrial innovation by facilitating collaborations and accelerating R&D solutions toward earlier adoption.
Low cost carbon negative fuel can be produced in abundance through chemosynthesis. The global industrial sector can exploit this reality.
Money drives everything today & is the reason we are suffering from Climate Change. Money incentives & fines will help mitigate this problem
Carbon neutrality is possible for thermoelectrical plants and heavy industry. Carbon dioxide scrubbers are feasible with propper design.
A double walled crucible, between which hydrogen will be re-combined in a piston type set up, to heat the crucible enough to melt steel.
We can recyle a LOT of CO2 into renewable jet and diesel fuels by exploiting flying windmills out in the middle of the oceans.