Eco-friendly Batteries Using Aloe Vera Wins Schneider Electric’s 2019 Go Green in the City Student Competition

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Oct 10, 2019

Schneider Electric has announced the winning team of Go Green in the City 2019, their international student case study competition.

Nimisha Varma and Naveen Suman of Team Aloe eCell from Rajasthan Technical University in India have created 1.5v batteries made up of aloe vera and a few herbal extracts. These batteries are eco-friendly and they do not cause soil, water or air pollution as no hazardous metals like lead and mercury are used. In addition, it is not explosive and is safe for human use as explosive electrolytes like Potassium Hydroxide are not present. Executive judges from Schneider Electric and academia highly evaluated the team’s problem definition, realistic solution and great presentation.

“We can actually find the solutions of complex problems around us. Schneider Electric’s emphasis on clean, green and sustainable energy usage is also our passion,” said Team Aloe e-Cell. “Go Green in the City was an awesome experience to learn from and network with a lot of people around the world. We encourage young innovators to be bold and share their ideas!”

Finding bold ideas to empower all to make the most of their energy and resources

Announced at the recent Climate Week NYC 2019, Schneider Electric takes a collaborative approach to sustainability in alignment with the UN Sustainability Development Goals.

“Whether it’s in our business decisions, people agenda or governance, our commitment to sustainability is in everything we do. But we need to do more. Go Green is a way for us to support the future generation to think outside the box. Through their ideas, we can co-create the future. Schneider Electric empowers all to make the most of their energy and resources. We are all in this together,” comments Olivier Blum, Schneider Chief Human Resources Officer.

Launching the 2020 edition in celebration of the 10th anniversary

Launched in 2011, interest in Go Green in the City has grown exponentially. More than 113,000 students registered and submitted 18,800 ideas over the past 9 years. This year alone in 2019, Schneider Electric received more than 23,000 applications from 165 countries and over 3,000 projects submissions, a new record for the competition.

16 finalist students from the USA, Brazil, Hong Kong, India, Philippines, UK, Turkey and Spain made their final presentations at the Schneider Electric Innovation Summit Barcelona. It was a great learning opportunity to students as 3,500+ customers, partners, suppliers and influencer gathered to discuss the digital transformation of energy management and automation.

Schneider Electric also announced the launch of its 10th edition under the new name of ‘Schneider Go Green’. 16 finalist students will be invited to the global final competition at the Innovation Summit Las Vegas in June 2020. The Global winning team will have an opportunity to visit the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Greentown Labs in Boston to network with the biggest clean tech start-ups in USA.

Interested students can register at gogreen.se.com

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