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Kevin Kung

This year’s top prize for Smogathon – a unique Krakow-based anti-pollution innovation competition – went to Takachar, a waste management startup founded by Fellow Kevin Kung, a Taiwanese PhD student at MIT.

Entrepreneur Kevin Kung’s company is developing portable devices which can easily upgrade biomass (biological material such as wood pieces and coconut shells) to increase its energy and volume density, allowing it to be transported  more easily and used for fuel instead of burnt as waste. The company also promises that it will enable poor farmers in developing countries to profit significantly from being able to sell their excess biomass in this form.

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