Adelaide to Zero Carbon Neutral Challenge
NOVEMBER 2016 In 2016, the South Australian Government put the challenge out to find innovative ideas from around the world to help Adelaide reduce its carbon emissions. This was part of the Low Carbon Entrepreneur Prize, the first initiative of the Adelaide to Zero Carbon Challenge.
The Prize was for the best low carbon ideas, solutions or technologies that would help Adelaide reduce its carbon emissions and become the world’s first carbon neutral city.
Eleven finalists from 150 local, national and international entries received $10,000 seed funding to progress their proposal and develop their concepts further before the winners were chosen. The winners were announced in October 2016, with $100,000 awarded to Enecon for their project Carbon-neutral trigeneration and $50,000 to EcoCaddy for their sustainable delivery service EcoCart. South Australian proposals by Peats Soil & Garden Supplies and D Squared were both highly commended.