On November 14th, the most impactful and promising innovations will be presented at the Accenture Innovation Awards 2014. About one third of the 700 participating innovators are not only innovative, but also have a positive impact on sustainability.
In the coming months I hope to inspire you with some backstage insights and show you the latest sustainable innovative trends. In accordance with the trias Energetica, let’s start and zoom into three great examples of efficiency.
- CO2dry. Drying of vegetables, to extend its expire-date, is one of the most energy demanding processes in the food industry. Current techniques are either consuming a lot of energy (freeze-drying) or have a negative impact on the nutritional value (air-drying). Feyecon, a company focusing on CO2 technology, recently developed a process that reduces energy demand by 60% while improving the quality of the dried food at the same time. Since Feyecon delivers these kind of innovations over the last 13 years, this one certainly has a (very) positive business case! Read the rest of this entry »