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IDEAS announces the winners of Energy Innovation Contest 2013
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the 10 winners of its IDEAS IV 2013 Energy Innovation Contest, an initiative for improving energy efficiency and expanding access to renewable energy in Latin America and the Caribbean, following a selection process which considered a total of 563 proposals.
Sponsored by GDF SUEZ, the Nordic Development Fund ( NDF ), the government of South Korea, the Multilateral Investment Fund ( MIF ), and the Inter-American Development Bank ( IDB ), this 4th contest was launched in April 2013 and seek proposals that promote innovative solutions to energy problems, benefit local communities or regions, create jobs and contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
The winners are:
|2200||Franchise of sustainable bioenergy enterprises - EnerBioMassa||Brazil|
|1846||Hydro kinetic renewable energy (ocean and rivers) for isolated communities of Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia Austral, with capacity building for minorities under social risky and integration with the Latin American network.||Chile|
|2101||Ocean Energy for Remote and Isolated Villages in the Southern Regions of Chile Using Etymol Wave Energy Converters.||Chile|
|2290||Solar energy assisted corn dryer||Ecuador|
|1825||Biomass Compact Fuel (Brickets).||Honduras|
|1445||Access to solar energy through the Magdalena Island, Baja California Sur Sustainable Coastal model: a pillar for the integral development of marginal coast areas based on infrastructure improvements.||Mexico|
|1550||0.15 MWt Thermosolar power plant using a Compact Fresnel linear configuration to produce process heating for “Dr. Ignacio Morones Prieto” San Luis Potosí Central Hospital.||Mexico|
|2174||Rice Bran Oil for biofuel||Nicaragua|
|2373||Taking service and maintenance of Solar Home Systems to the next level: Remote Monitoring, Mobile Payment and Multi-Source Integration for remote island end-users in Panama.||Panama|
|1646||Digital Diesel: Pay As You Go Financing for Solar Energy in Rural Peru.||Peru|