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Tech eChallenge winners

First place WIMMSS

WIMSS has taken out first prize at this year’s Tech eChallenge. Matthew Hewett and his team have developed a new tool for farmers, which helps them more efficiently target weeds during the eradication process.

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Green waste solution wins Australian eChallenge

Dr Lewis Dunnigan and Ben Morton

The winning team, VitaChar, proposes the conversion of organic waste into an organic fertiliser with a simple, safe, and efficient device. Methane emissions, which contribute to climate change, would be reduced, as green waste doesn’t end up in landfill. Nutrients are returned directly to the soil, and costs and emissions associated with transport are reduced. VitaChar is proposed as being carbon negative, as it results in a reduction in atmospheric Co2. VitaChar has also won the Climate Response category and the People’s Choice Prize.

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