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In April 25, 2013 the Inter-American Development Bank with support from the South Korean government, GDF SUEZ and NDF launched IDEAS IV. The competition was open to all individuals and institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean located in one or more of the 26 IDB’s borrowing countries. The Competition closed August 15, 2013 with 563 eligible proposals submitted on the online system of the contest. Currently these 563 proposals are being evaluated by the sponsors of the IDEAS IV contest and the winners will be announced before the end of the year. To find out the list of winners and more information about IDEAS please stay tuned here

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:

ID Proposal Name Country
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


IDEAS 2013: Energy Innovation Contest

    IDEAS 2013: Energy Innovation Contest

    Do you have a brilliant idea? You can win up to 100,000 dollars! Send us a proposal to help Latin America and the Caribbean increase energy efficiency and access to renewable energies before August 15, 2013. Learn more at
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