Updated Apr 05, 2018

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Kitty Haque

Our project recently won the Energy Challenge sponsored by the New York Academy of Sciences. After having spoken and presented to other professionals (DOW and UTC) the concept was regarded as innovative but required further testing.

Focus Areas:

Energy Efficiency, Air Quality and Energy Policy and Regulations

Energy Efficiency, Air Quality and Energy Policy and RegulationsSEE LESS

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United States

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Our innovation addresses the world energy crisis and climate change. The challenges include substantial carbon dioxide emissions by plants and refineries, commercial viability, and unsustainable techniques like carbon capture and sequestration. Our vision is to decrease carbon dioxide emissions and increase solar cell production through the integration of the COX tank with currently existing CO2 emission technologies like desulfurization tanks.



The COx Tank transforms CO2 waste into material for solar cells.
●Minimizes GHS emissions
● Reuses desulfurization tanks
● Lowers the cost of solar panels tech

Target Beneficiaries

Primary target consumer: multinational corporations/plants/refineries
○ Emitting CO2 via a smokestack apparatus
○ Using current carbon capture and sequestration technology
Secondary target consumers
○ UN Technology Transfer programs
○ Global Environmental Facility
○ Other programs supporting clean energy innovation

Mission and Vision

The vision of R³ is to ...
REDUCE CO2 emissions
REUSE existing technologies (desulfurization tanks)
RECYCLE by using the byproducts of our rxn
Our innovation offers both quantifiable and unquantifiable benefits both economically and healthwise. This makes the team’s design an attractive option for fossil fuel companies and power plant owners as it transforms a waste product (CO2 emissions) into a marketable commercial resource, while facilitating a transition to clean energy.

Innovation Description

The marketing goal is to allow fossil fuel companies to expand industries, through solar panels fueled by sodium carbonate, facilitating atransition to clean energy.

Competitive Advantage

Existing tech is not sustainable or viable, waste = marketable commercial resource.


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New Country Implemented In
United States

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