McMaster Energy Week 2018

 

Watch a recap of McMaster Energy Week 2018 below:

 

The Competition

 
 
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1st Place Winners

Smart Energy City Solutions: Closing the Waste-Agriculture Loop

Every year in Ontario, approximately 1,000,000 tonnes of food waste are produced and not utilized. Our proposed solution aims to close the loop between food production and food waste, in order to mitigate the GHG emissions of both areas. The solution deals with food waste in three tiers: community food, forage, and waste to energy.


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2nd Place Winners

Entomophagy as a solution to agricultural greenhouse gas emissions: A research study

The rapid growth of the meat industry, namely beef, pork, and poultry, has caused huge impacts on the environment due to its high carbon emissions spanning across several sectors. In addition, food security poses a major concern due to the rising global population. As a result, the world must transition to a new source of protein; the agricultural growth of crickets, also known as entomophagy, has extremely high potential to prevent world hunger and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.


Read more about the winning solutions in the Undergraduate Research in Natural and Clinical Science and Technology Journal: