Best Ideas 2022 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.
Greenhouse Emission Protection
Explain your idea in details:
Due to the rise in global warming, this idea came about with a mission to reduce carbon emissions in the globe by filtering polluted air into fresh air. Based on the World Meteorological Organisations report, There is a 50:50 chance of the annual average global temperature temporarily reaching 1.5 °C above the pre-industrial level for at least one of the next five years. We know that this is caused by the greenhouse emissions in the environment. Our first thought was Tesla which is known for using electricity instead of fuels to function the cars when the topic of greenhouse emissions were discussed and we realized that the exhaust pipe of the cars are similar to the chimneys of factories. This is when we thought about whether there have been any current solutions to tackle the greenhouse gasses emitted by the chimneys of factories throughout the world. Based on our research, there are very few solutions to this issue and we knew that our idea(a filter) had not been carried out before. We wanted to see if we could be similar to what Tesla did, which is to use electricity to function the factories instead. However, we know that electricity is produced by burning fossil fuels which in turn produce greenhouse gasses as well. Hence, we just thought of having a filter which has not been carried out by other parties before. Hence, by placing a filter on top of the chimneys at industrial buildings and factories, it can collect all the carbon emissions and go through a filtration system which converts the polluted air into clean air(oxygen) and releases it back to the open.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
We target to utilize this idea by creating a real life prototype or a product by having an opportunity to meet potential investors and manufacturers to create a solution towards air pollution in the globe. If our idea actually becomes an actual product for other parties to use, we hope to reduce carbon emissions even if it is by a low percentage. We will need to invest time, effort and money in finalizing our ideas to the creation of product or prototype by having a official scientific method and process to have the product fully operational. With the help of our mentor in RP, we will be able to make this idea a dream come true.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Key partners like NEA, World Health Organization. Key activities like Research & development, Production. Key resources Physical like machines and systems to create the product, Human like employees or staffs to handle and create the prototype, Cost structure like raw materials use to manufacture the prototype, cost of labour & product cost, Value propositions like To influence the customer or businesses to purchases our filtration system product, it will be valuable for them to buy it as it will make an impact and difference in the air quality and climate in the globe. Customer relationships like Lets just assume that the product (filtration system has been created and mass produce), we could have a letter towards businesses or customers on their invoice stating thank you note for their purchase in our product to help out and fight climate change. Channels like Internet, TV, Billboards. Customer segments like Household, MNC & SME Business. Revenue streams like Goods sales Financing sources: Private/angel investors, self-funding Collaborators: Vendors, warehousers and factories
Naeem, 21, majoring in human resource management with psychology in Republic polytechnic together with Winsonn, 18. We both wanted to solve climate action as it has impacted the globe intensively due to the rise in temperature and for us as humans to have a quality of air to inhale every day. Our one quality as a team is self-discipline, which can contribute and help us towards our success in this idea that we have implemented as it requires time to meetup with one another to discuss and improve on our idea. Apart from this, we both need to juggle with our time with the objective to complete this idea in this competition. Hence, we created this idea to solve air pollution around the world with the goal to have clean air and greener earth.