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Milken–Motsepe Prize in Green Energy Finalists Announced

Milken–Motsepe Prize in Green Energy Finalists Announced  Five teams to share $350,000 in funding to continue developing and testing innovative off-grid green energy technologies  Los Angeles and Johannesburg (2 November, 2023) – The Milken Institute and the Motsepe Foundation today announced the five teams advancing to the Finalist Round of the Milken–Motsepe Prize in Green Energy. Each finalist team will receive $70,000 to further develop and test their designs in a live field test demonstration in South Africa next year.  The finalist teams are:  AfTrak Micro Electric Agriculture and Energy, for its innovative system of using solar microgrids to power custom-designed tractors for deep-bed farming;  “GEG – Geosleeve” Team for its thermoelectric geothermal power generation from low temperature geothermal; Newdigit Technologies, for its compact, portable device to generate energy and purify water;  OMNIVAT, for its containerized electricity generation and storage system for remote communities; and,   Smart Agri-Centres, for its solar-powered

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ITWeb Africa: Researchers Unveil AgriTech Plan to Boost Rice Production

ITWeb Africa recently featured IRRI-AfricaRice, the Third Place Winner of the Milken-Motsepe Prize in AgriTech. In this article, Venuprasad Ramaiah, PhD, head of the International Rice Greenbank at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), details the importance of growing flood-tolerant rice varieties across Africa. Read the full article here.

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ITWeb Africa: Agritech start-up Karpolax seeks action in Kenya, Tanzania

ITWeb Africa recently featured Karpolax, the Second Place Winner of the Milken-Motsepe Prize in AgriTech. In this article, Karpolax co-founders Sandra Namboozo and Samuel Muyita share the company’s plans for expansion, “bringing its green nanotechnology solutions for fruit shelf-life extension to new markets”. Read the full article here.

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