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From Farm to Fork, more than 30% of the food produced is lost while current resources will not be sufficient to feed 8 Billion people by 2025…

How can we improve the current value chain? How can we reduce food losses for a sustainable future?

Bühler, a global leading supplier of food processing solutions invites you to share your ideas for this Fusebox challenge.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 16 PARTICIPANTS WHO TOOK PART IN THE 2-DAY WORKSHOP AND PRESENTED THEIR IDEAS AT THE FINAL. ALL 5 IDEAS HAVE BEEN JUDGED AS HIGHLY INTERESTING AND HAVE BEEN REWARDED WITH PRIZES UP TO 2500 CHF.

Click here to discover the video of the challenge!

Click here to view the final results, full story and illustrations!

Congratulations to the 16 winners: Keren Wang, Guo Tao, Shan Zenghuan, Nicholas Molyneaux, Aureline Grange, Jean-Charles Gasche, Nicolas Pierret, Alexandra Schelbert, Hélène Gonnet, Andreas Bruun, Erika Georget, Gian Nutal Schädli, Florian Oberholzer, Andreas Lauper, Xavier Gil, Maurice Peterli.

A big thanks to all the participants, Bühler, the selection committee, the jury, the Junior Entreprise Lausanne and ETH Juniors for making this challenge a success!

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  1. Nicolas Pierret
    1010 pts
  2. Keren Wang
    460 pts
  3. Cédric Liardet
    385 pts
  4. Andreas Baumann
    382 pts
  5. Nicholas Molyneaux
    366 pts

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Ever since it’s invention in 1956, the steel container has arguably done more for global trade than every trade agreement signed in the past 50 years. After the publication of the ISO standards for containers between 1968 and 1970 it has proven itself as a medium for safe, efficient and secure storage and movement of materials and products within the global intermodal freight transport system. About seventeen million containers of varying types exemplify this story of success. Meanwhile a...

Florian Oberhauser
by Florian Oberhauser
13 Votes
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Florian Oberhauser
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WINNER + BIGGEST MARKET POTENTIAL

The idea „Feed the world population using insects-made protein powders“ brought up by Tao Guo on: https://fuseboxepfl.crowdicity.com/category/1567#/post/39708 has as discussed a huge potential. As I was commenting on the above page, the protein extraction is the tip of  a huge iceberg with a lot of possible business opportunities (a lot of bigger and smaller technical innovations). In order to discuss the topic in more depth, I made a little drawing (very schematic) to identify the possible...

Andreas Bruun
by Andreas Bruun
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Andreas Bruun
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WINNER + MOST PROMISING TECHNOLOGY

Forget the date printed on the cardboard! Food storage varies according to storage conditions : maybe 1°C less in your fridge will bring 2 days more to your meat or your yoghurt! Based on new bio-technologies, packaging could react chimically to food components , and tell you when it turns to be not suitable for human consumption anymore. You'll have a instant idea of foods value wether its label is greenish or yellowish!

Nicolas Pierret
by Nicolas Pierret
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Nicolas Pierret
WINNER + BEST BUSINESS CASE

A lot oft the presented ideas bring up some of the important aspects about the storage of crops. There are multiple ideas regarding the drying and the storage of crops. However, none of them seems to tackle the real problem, which is in my opinion actually not technical but socioeconomic. Most of the losses in harvesting and storage occur in poor and less develop regions. In these regions, small hold farmers manage a majority of the land. They often have no capital at hand. This is why...

Andreas Bruun
by Andreas Bruun
8 Votes
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Andreas Bruun
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Let’s analyse the problem: Three causes of loss can be identified in the supply chain: Harvesting time, Storage and Transport. Harvesting is often done at the wrong time, which implies a reduced quality and therefore a reduced monetary value (harvests are not ripe / too ripe or rotten for instance)  Storage is the second issue, often harvests are stored in bad conditions (harversts get moist, dry, or dirty.)  Because transport is not synchronised with the harvests, storing of them is...

Aureline Grange
by Aureline Grange
10 Votes
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Aureline Grange
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