THEME: ZERO WASTE TECHNOLOGY
CARLETON UNIVERSITY - MOTUS PORTABLE BATTERY SYSTEM BY KINNOVATIONS INC.
Kinnovations, being an extremely environmentally oriented company, has invented a technology that will address the issue of zero waste technologies in two ways: harnessing wasted kinetic energy and by reducing the amount of electricity used from a power grid. The MOTUS Portable Battery System will harness the kinetic energy from the everyday motion of consumers into electrical energy that will be used to charge the rechargeable battery of products. The MOTUS is be marketed directly to manufacturers to insert within their own electronics.
DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY - LUMOUS BY VIRIDIS GROUP
The Viridis Group intends to integrate "zero-waste technology" into the excessive usage of electricity by today's society. To aid this integration, our company will be producing a drop-in replacement for florescent lighting tubes. The replacement will be Lumous, an earth friendly alternative that utilizes LED technology. The Lumous has numerous advantages over our competitors, including: longer lifespan, lower toxicity and heightened energy efficiency. Given the strong emphasis currently placed on environmental stewardship and corporate responsibility, the future for a product such as ours has global applications.
LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY - R-CARD BY E-FINITY INC.
e-finity makes life what it should be: easy, ecological, and efficient. Through the implementation of the unique, environmentally-conscious R-Card technology, e-finity provides and allows individuals an effortless approach to successfully manage their personal finance. With this card, losing receipts for use of reimbursements and thus, dollars is no longer a worry. The R-Card is the refinement of the present.
MCMASTER UNIVERSITY - GREENWARE
In Canada, only 30% of glass is recycled. The remaining 70% is left to take up space in landfills. Although glass is naturally biodegradable, the period of time it takes to break down is currently unknown. Greenware is an innovative company that uses recycled glass to make durable kitchen products. Our line of recycled glassware includes cutting boards, platters, plates, etc. Greenware takes previous waste and creates a product that will not turn back into waste for it can be infinitely recycled. Our motto: "The future looks green with Greenware."
MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY - KINEMATIC KEYBOARD BY KINEMOTION TECHNOLOGIES
The Kinemotion Wireless Keyboard is a self-powered, wireless computer keyboard. Like most wireless devices, the keyboard runs off conventional battery power, but the internal battery is self-sustaining and does not require replacement. Small electromagnetic generators under each key convert the kinetic energy of the user's keystroke into usable electricity, which is used to charge the keyboard's battery. The keyboard is the first of a line of consumer electronics, such as mice, that will harness kinetic energy to supplement wasteful battery power.
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY - ECO-2-GO
Eco-2-go is a new packaging company that produces environmentally friendly biodegradable products for the fast food market. Made out of recycled paperboard and a greaseproof, carbon based coating of Polylactic acid derived from plant sugars, Eco-2-Go packaging breaks down in months rather then decades when left on the ground or sent to a landfill site. The target market is North American fast food companies that are environmentally conscious and want to create a public image that reflects it.
TRENT UNIVERSITY - SOLESCO LIGHTING SYSTEM BY LUMESCO ENTERPRISES
Lumesco Automatic Lighting System is a product that is designed to decrease light energy waste by balancing artificial with natural light. A surveillance camera is used to measure the amount of sunlight present in an area. This information is sent to a light controller that will adjust the artificial lights to compensate, to a level preset by the user. Existing technologies are used in combination with our technology to produce a system that reduces material waste. This product will not only appeal to the environmentally friendly customer but recognizes the economic implications by reducing energy and retrofit costs.
UNIVERSITÉ LAVAL - AUTOCOUPLE BY LAVALIER
The Autocouple is a revolutionary device that employs thermocouple technology to convert waste heat produced by vehicles into electricity that is used to charge the vehicle battery. This device will increase the efficiency of vehicles and reduce gas consumption. Though only in the early stages of development, over time is hoped that the technology could be refined to the point at which it may even be able to replace the alternator of vehicles entirely.
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA - SHOWERDROP BY MÏST CORPORATION
Mïst is a newly formed company which strives for excellence in all ventures. Our primary product is the ShowerDrop, a revolutionary new personal hygiene product which ensures zero waste. Mïst is committed in providing our customers with high quality hygienic products in luxury hotels while maintaining our environmental integrity. Our company strives to minimize the human ecological footprint that threatens the environment today. We are dedicated to protecting, preserving and rebuilding our Earth.
UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY - GREENCINERATOR BY GREENCINERATION SOLUTIONS
Greencineration Solutions is currently the only company that provides a clean and waste-free alternative to incinerating municipal waste. The Greencinerator protects the environment by eliminating all toxic emissions and increases the social responsibility of incineration companies. Zero-waste technology is implemented in the form of separation, collection and distribution of incinerator by-products which can be reused in other industrial processes. The Greencinerator will enable incinerators to abide by new environmental legislations, remain in operation and increase profit; thereby strengthening global economy and improving the reputability of incinerators.
UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK - SUPROPALLET BY PALLASTIX INCORPORATED
Pallastix Inc. introduces an alternative to the traditional wooden pallets - a plastic pallet for transporting goods. Our pallets are made of 100% recyclable Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene. This plastic has longer molecules which ensure structural stability and strength for heavier loads. Along side the pallet is a folding arm containing a retractable sheet of 100% recyclable silicone rubber. It is reusable to avoid the regular cellophane wrap used with pallets. This product is sold for $55 and can be guaranteed for 10 years.
UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO - EVOCO SYSTEM BY ENVIRO-PACKAGING TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
Enviro-Packaging Technologies (EPT) is a system that will replace the conventional usage of plastic produce bags in the produce sections of grocery stores across Canada through the utilization of reusable bags and a self-checkout system. EPT will thereby facilitate checkout and lower long-term costs for the store while dramatically cutting plastic waste from plastic produce bags, which encompass a sizable section of plastic waste in landfills. Using reusable cards and electronic scales, consumers will be able to total up their produce costs before checkout to save time.