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Hult Prize accelerator preps competitors for $1M

Thu, 2013-08-15 14:33
Gabe Mott said competing for the Hult Prize has opened opportunities for his McG

Written by Christina Reinwald
Published by August 15, 2013 | Boston Globe

"The problem: finding a high-quality source of protein for hundreds of millions of people that can be raised quickly, without consuming a lot of land, water, and other resources.

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Sustainable iron catalyst for clean hydrogenation

Mon, 2013-07-22 10:24

Written by Emma Eley
Published on June 27, 2013 | Royal Society of Chemistry, Chemistry World

"An international team of chemists (from McGill and the RIKEN Institute, Japan) has reported a clean and green way to perform one of the most important industrial reactions for pharmaceutical and petrochemical synthesis. Platinum group metals are currently the catalysts of choice for hydrogenations due to their high activity.

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Water Intern (SP0073)

Status: COMPLETED Summer 2012

In 2011, the Ministry of Education has mandated all universities to reduce their water usage by 10% by 2015 and by 20% by 2020, relative to 2011 levels. McGill University Services hired an intern to determine the baseline water usage on the downtown campus and to help identify areas where consumption could be reduced. Buildings were prioritized and then surveyed for water usage.

Mac Water Bottle Refill Station (SP0029)

Status: COMPLETED Summer 2011

The Mac Water Bottle Refill Station was a pilot project put in the Macdonald Stwerat building on Mac Campus on 2009 to encourage students to bring their own water bottles for refill in a more convenient station. The pilot was so successful that there are now several more refill stations all over the McGill campus. As of January 31st 2013, more than 55,000 water bottles have been filled from these stations.

Water Collection System (SP0015)

Status: COMPLETED May 2010 - September 2010

From the initial application: With the continuous concern with water resources and water management in a changing climate, students at McGill University are taught the value of water sustainability but no building or system on the Macdonald Campus can be used to showcase sustainable water recovery and usage.

Water is Life! (SP0014)

Status: COMPLETED January 2011 - October 2012

How much water does McGill use every day and how can we use it more sustainably? If you’ve ever wondered about water on campus, Water is Life! Sustaining McGill’s eau de vie is coming to a building near you.

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