Best Ideas 2020 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
Converting waste paper to bio-fuel
Explain your idea in details:
My main objective is to set up a firm or a company that collects this waste paper(newspaper,white paper, exercise book) and converting this waste to bio-fuel. The activities would be collecting and sorting and shredding the paper, treat them with conc. Tetraoxosulphate (vi) acid, hydrolze it by applying the cellulase enzyme, this is the hardest part of it, when I tried doing this project way back, I found out that culturing this enzyme was very difficult, but my main problem was funding. After doing that then u ferment again with yeast to give the bio-fuel fuel. but when I made some more researches on many developed countries an enzyme has been created that breakdown both hemi cellulose and cellulose,this are the two compound with lignin that you can find in the paper, but the normal cultured enzyme can only break cellulose not hemicellulose.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Waste paper is one of the minimal waste in our environment and removing this waste is something we should be worried about because this waste are burnt,and this releases harmful gases to our atmosphere,and may cause global warming, researches can be made to find out how to get great yield of this bio fuel. Many countries don't produce bio-fuel but they have waste paper, how beneficial to those countries who would now be self dependent, when they embrace this idea. jobs would be created and many more economical benefit.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Many say this would be hard for developing countries because there is no proper method of waste disposal, but I stand to differ, if the public are enlighten to keep there wastepaper dry it and bag it then the company would be buying it from them, they would do it because it was because of no money that was why they refuse to give waste management board, but now they would reason it because they are been paid for there own waste, they would embrace the idea. this would be done without stress.
Am Ekhoevbiye Simon an undergraduate of University of Benin department of Pharmacy, am 18 years old by July, am from Edo state, Nigeria,the 4th son of my parents.when I was in secondary school I was the junior engineers, technicians and scientists (jets club) president , so my teacher told us to find a project we could present for a competition, during the meeting they were burning waste paper outside because I went to a boarding school Edo college to be precise, so he asked what other ways can we evacuate this waste without burning it, the smoke was too much that we had to leave the place of our meeting to hold it in another place, we went on research and found out that we could convert this waste paper to bio-fuel, buh we could not complete it because of no funding. This waste is what many use to litter every where in developing countries and in many developed countries this waste is burnt that what is motivating me to bring this idea. Best chemistry student, president junior engineers, technicians and scientists (jets) club.