Waste to Energy
2013 in Italy
Laureate: Waste to Biofuels, by Francesca Raganati
Technology rewarded: an innovative response to critical issue of food/beverage industries : the possibility to convert the sugar fraction of food waste (water) streams into biofuels (biobutanol) which can be transformed into butanol, usable for automotive.
Innovating for a more sustainable world
2013 in Portugal
Laureate: Omniflow, by Pedro Ruão
Technology rewarded: a device which generates energy using wind, solar and co-generation processes.
Technological innovation for safe, sustainable and healthy food
2013 in Belgium
Laureate: FlorPro, by GHL
Technology rewarded: a new type of fresh food products with increased lifetime, safety and organoleptic quality.
Technological Innovation and sustainable mobility
2012 in Spain
Laureate: Ernest Mendoza
Technology rewarded: a system for a total reduction of CO emissions to the environment, by eliminating emission right from the engine.
Sustainovation, the key to improved eco-efficiency
2012 in Germany
Technology rewarded: an innovative program to reduce consumption of energy, water and CO2 emissions, based on four pillars: society, efficiency, energy supply and employees.
Technological Innovation for a Smarter Mobility
2012 in Belgium
Laureate: Julien Vandeleene & David Milan Mené
Technology rewarded: a technology which handles the entire logistics management of a parking lot, with a platform using under-exploited parking areas.
Reduce the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere
Laureate: Francisco G. Mejia
Technology rewarded: a bio-composite based on the use of Guadua bamboo that can be used for building construction in tropical areas.
Laureate: Rudy H.L van der Blom and the company Maxxun BV
Technology rewarded: A system for concentrating light rays to improve the performance and cost of solar panels.
Water quality and water access
Laureate: Viviane Renaudin and the Centre International de l’eau (International water centre) of Nancy
Technology rewarded: A multi-effect evaporator with plates, for desalination of brackish or sea water (to increase access to potable water in developing countries).