World Bank Awards Caribbean Climate Grants

Power to the innovative spirit

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The Caribbean Climate Innovation Center (CCIC), a project of the World Bank and its global entrepreneurship program infoDev, has announced the 11 winners of its first regional proof of concept (PoC) competition. The countries represented in the selection are Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Proposals include projects on biofuels from microalgae cultivation, wastewater treatment; solar-powered desalination systems for rural communities; alternative animal feed in farms; bio-fertilizers, alternative soil conditioners and fuel briquettes (from castor oil waste); renewable energy in Pedro Banks; an H2-Flex hydrogen hybrid project; fiber optic solar indoor lighting; recycling expansion; and sustainable agri-business paper products.

The successful applicants will receive grants of up to US$50,000 to develop, test, and commercialize innovative, locally relevant climate technology solutions.

Officially closed on April 20, the PoC has received more than 300 applications from 14 countries, including territories within…

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