The Earthshot Prize, launched in October last year, was inspired by US president John F. Kennedy’s “Moonshot” project in the 1960s to put a man on the moon.
After harvest, farmers worldwide generally burn the waste that remains, creating dangerous levels of toxic haze and wasting potentially valuable resources. The MIT spinoff company Takachar is providing technology that can be used in the field to convert that agricultural waste into a solid, clean-burning fuel.
Ahead of World Environment Day, WFP’s Innovation Accelerator shows how it helps one award-winning team to fight climate change and create a greener world.
A decentralized biomass
torrefaction reactor concept: Multi-scale analysis and initial experimental validation
Oxidative torrefaction for
cleaner utilization of biomass for soil amendment
Life cycle assessment of rice husk torrefaction and prospects for decentralized facilities at rice mills