Climate change is damn real and some concerned people are working harder than ever to tackle it. There are also numerous startups that use technology to encourage sustainable progress and help reverse environmental damage in the process. ClimateLaunchpad is the world’s largest green startup competition, which recognises such startups and their contribution. This is the sixth year of the competition and it has now announced the list of its 2019 winners. Without a doubt, these startups feature some of the best green and innovative ideas.
Meet the green champions
Leafy Ke – making fuel from used diapers
When we talk about startups, innovation is the name of the game. No one can better exemplify it than the Kenyan startup Leafy Ke that won the sixth edition of ClimateLaunchpad. The startup figured out a way to generate fuel from used diapers, which is achieved via some advanced techniques to make fuel gel. Additionally, this fuel burns cleanly which means there’s negligible CO2 production, thus lowering the risk of death by Carbon-di-oxide poisoning cases at homes. The startup sells its fuel to informal settlements for €1.2 per litre.