Meet the 2013 finalists!
We are very proud to introduce the finalists of the 2013 Postcode Lottery Green Challenge! Out of all the entries, these five entrepreneurs were selected: Ginger Dosier from bioMASON, Wolbert Allaart from Ampyx Power, Alison Greenlee from SachSiSolar, Patrick Heuts from O-foil and Kavita Shukla from FenuGreen.
Ginger Dosier - BioMason
Ginger's company uses bacteria to "grow" bricks out of readily available materials such as sand without producing CO2. They compare favourably with traditional fired clay bricks, whose manufacturing releases copious greenhouse gas emissions.
Read all about Ginger here
Wolbert Allaart - Ampyx Power
Wolbert's company's glider, the PowerPlane, flies at high altitudes to harvest wind energy at a low cost. It captures stronger, more constant winds than a conventional turbine while producing a smaller carbon footprint.
Read all about Wolbert here
Alison Greenlee - SachSiSolar
Alison's company's Clean Liner doubles productivity in solar panel manufacturing through preventing contamination of silicon wafer moulds. It lowers the cost of solar energy while cutting carbon output and waste by up to half.
Read all about Alison here
Patrick Heuts - O-foil
Patrick's company's propeller replacement, Ofoil, moves up and down like a dolphin's flipper. Fitted to inland shipping vessels, its nature-inspired design cuts fuel use by up to half, slashing CO2 emissions accordingly.Read all about Patrick here
Kavita Shukla - FreshPaper
Kavita's company’s biodegradable FreshPaper is infused with spice extracts that keep produce fresh almost as long as refrigeration. A quarter of the world's food is lost to spoilage; FreshPaper could cut the resulting carbon pollution and waste.
Read all about Kavita here