More than 40 students of the Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (UFOP), Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei (UFSJ) and Avans University of Applied Sciences enjoyed another biobased battle.
This year, the students travelled to the future. More specific to the year 2073. In this year, the Energy and Material Transition has been a resounding success. All energy now comes from wind, sun, and renewable sources. All carbon-based materials are now made from renewable sources. The former Oil and Gas multinationals have almost disappeared.
In groups of 4-5, the students had to look back in time and describe how the thought this huge transformation took place.
Which major idea was embraced that brought a change from fossil fuel use to renewable sources? What were the costs needed to implement the idea and what were the environmental benefits?
On Thursday the groups pitched their ideas for an international jury. Some very interesting solutions were presented. There is still hope ....