Sustainably Problem: Waste

Technology Solution: Wasteloop – Fully electric waste management system.

  • The sanitation trucks work silently and they don’t empty waste directly on site. By doing this, it reduces the energy consumed by 80%
  • By making the switch to this one stop shop for disposal, it would produce 99 % CO2 emission less emissions
  • The major plus is it can be profitable, it has low operation cost.

Stakeholders

  • Public
  • Waste management companies
  • Energy Companies
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Government

Implementation/Deployment

With the help of the government funding and a private public partnership, there could be select locations in the state for each county with these waste bins available. After Department of Sanitation unloads the waste in one location and after it is filled a sensors would send a message for it to be delivered to the waste loop fully electric waste management system.

Sources

https://solarimpulse.com/efficient-solutions/wasteloop

Anti-Solar Panels

Solar Energy At night: Currently when the sun goes down, Solar panels cannot generate energy

Technology Solution Anti Solar Panels

  • It uses heat radiating off the Earth’s surface.
  • Can work 24/7 rather than if the Suns out
  • Cost effective for Business to switch to Renewable Energy
  • Could increase solar farm energy production by 12%

Stakeholders

  • Public
  • Industrial companies
  • Energy Companies
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Government

Deployment/Implementation

  • Provide this technology to industrial companies to reduce their carbon footprint
  • Provide government grants for business who convert to Anti-Solar Panels
  • Provide incentives for companies to implement this technology

Sources

https://www.altenergymag.com/article/2020/02/new-solar-technology-could-generate-power-at-night/32697

Sustainability Problem: Solar

Sustainability Problem: Solar

  • Better solution for solar energy if land cost is to high
  • Better usage of water space that would otherwise be unused
  • An efficient way to use of space
  • Can coexist with hydroelectric plant

Stakeholders

  • Public
  • Solar-energy Companies
  • Water-energy Companies
  • Government
  • Mooring & Anchoring Vendors
  • Floating Structures Vendors

Deployment/ Implementation

  • Private Public Partnership
  • Hoover Dam
  • Off of reservoirs
  • Buy in from Locals
  • Government funding

Sources

https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/the-state-of-floating-solar-bigger-projects-and-climbing-capacity

Agua Nueva(Wastewater

Sustainability Problem: Water

Wastewater: “wastewater treatment as a water use because it is so interconnected with the other uses of water. Much of the water used by homes, industries, and businesses must be treated before it is released back to the environment. “

Technology Solution Agua Nueva

  • Lower cost and more efficient
  • Better quality of the water treated
  • It uses generation of ultra-filtering and microfiltering membranes
  • Biological treatment of wastewater to be able to use for watering

Stakeholders

  • Public
  • Wastewater processing companies
  • Government
  • Irrigation

Deployment/Implementation

  • Provide to the farmlands throughout the United States
  • It can help water shortages
  • Redirect the water previously used for irrigation to areas in need of water supply
  • Can reduce the water bill for the residence and farmland for the surrounding areas

Sources

https://www.acciona.us/sustainability/innovation/water-technologies/

https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/wastewater-treatment-water-use?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects

Water Supply

Sustainability Problem: Water

Water Supply: “World Health Organization, 1.6 million people die each year from diarrhoeal diseases attributable to lack of safe drinking water as well as basic sanitation”. 

Technology Solution Nanotechnology in Filtration

  • It removes microbes, bacteria and other matters from water using composite nanoparticles.
  • Low cost water purification
  • Cost of water decreased from $1 per cubic metre to between $.80 and $.50
  • Capably of Smart Monitoring

Stakeholders

Stakeholders

  • Public
  • Irrigation companies
  • Wastewater processing companies
  • Mobile recycling facilities
  • Government

Deployment/Implementation

  • Developing countries losses 45m cubic metres are lost everyday
  • Without smart monitoring technology it hard to attracted investment for treatment plants, pumping stations because of the loss water production.
  • With smart monitoring technology, it can ensure investors that it will minimize the loss water production
  • Pressure and acoustic sensors that are connected to wirelessly to a cloud base monitoring can help companies to locate the leaks much faster to resolve the issue.

Sources

https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/new-water-technologies-save-planet

Carboard to Products Technology

Sustainability Problem: Waste

Cardboard: To create new cardboard from old cardboard, it uses 75 percent of the energy that would be needed to start from the beginning. If 1 ton of cardboard is recycled, it saves 46 gallons of oil. In the United States, 90% of the products shipped are packaged in cardboard. The transit cost for the recycling loops comes at a high price, and cardboard has a low value. 

Technology Solution

Carboard to Products Technology(CTP): The CTP technology has state of the art defibering method combined with an innovative mineral-based composite that can produce a wide variety of degradable feedstock materials. This is the only technology that converts cardboard into other products without recycling, landfilling, or incineration centers. Currently, the CTP technology is being used for Soil conditioners, garden mulch, goods packaging materials, and bedding material for odor control in livestock farms.

Stakeholders

  • Public
  • Pact Renewables PTY LTD.
  • Government
  • Landfills Companies
  • Recycling Centers

Deployment/Implementation

Marketing: The marketing strategy should target industries and companies that could benefit from this technology. Age groups from 18-35 on social media platforms because of their better understanding and benefits of becoming more sustainable.

Investors: Since cardboard waste is in ample supply without many technologies with a cost-benefit solution, CTP shouldn’t be hard to pitch to investors.

Identify locations: It is critical to build facilities that implement this technology near the high density of cardboard waste to minimize transit costs and maximize the profit margin.

Sources

https://www.recycleacrossamerica.org/recycling-facts

https://www.pactrenewables.com/cardboardchallengeandsolutions

https://www.pactrenewables.com/cardboard-to-productsctp

https://www.pactrenewables.com/cardboardcontainingproducts

https://www.recycleacrossamerica.org/recycling-facts