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Skills for innovation

Peter Stewart, Chief Energy Analyst, Interfax (UK)

A Central Bank for Energy Innovation

Energy is a big industry, and innovation has always been its lifeblood. But meeting the world’s soaring energy demands in the 21st century will require game-shifting innovation that can be implemented quickly and on a huge scale.

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Diversifying the energy mix

Qin Xiang Ng, Student, National University of Singapore

Recycling Spent Coffee Grounds into Green Energy

Biodiesel is a form of diesel fuel manufactured from vegetable oils, animal fats, or recycled restaurant greases. It is environmentally-friendly, safe, biodegradable, and produces less air pollutants than petroleum-based diesel, making it a good alternative for fossil fuel.

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Ensuring access to energy in developing countries

Diogo Freire, Consultant, Boston Consulting Group (US)

Powering Africa

Roughly 600m Africans live without access to electricity. It is a thwarting condition with seemingly no end in sight. Conventional grid and generation infrastructure is prohibitively expensive for Africans and its risk-return profile insufficiently attractive to lure foreign capital. Fortunately, all of this may soon change.

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