News | Elena Dieckmann Wins March's Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Award!
05 May 2016
Elena Dieckmann won March’s Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Award for her business, Aeropowder.
Aeropowder will create high performance insulation materials that make use of feather waste. Such products include foam insulation boards, insulation granules and blanket material. Aeropowder will save the domestic energy that is used for heating. If all homes in London were properly insulated, the resulting CO2 emission savings would equal 10% of London’s total carbon footprint. Existing feather disposal methods either involve incineration or processing into a low-grade animal food which are both energy/carbon intensive and involve a hazardous rendering process. By using feathers to create insulation products using comparatively simple techniques, these current environmentally harmful methods can be avoided.
Commiserations to Sorabh Dhir (Docuvo), Ashley Lydiate (The Blue-Sky Greenhouse), Luke Meredith (WORN) and Aisha Raheem (Farmz2U) who were shortlisted but did not win this time and are encouraged to reapply.
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