DRONE

OXYGENATE TO REJUVENATE

DRONE produces affordable H2O2, a disinfectant and preservative, from food waste, increasing production by 20% and reducing wastage by 21%.

Use Case

Kavita, a village woman from Bihar, has four children suffering from losses in their respective businesses. Ram, once a prominent poultry farmer, lost almost 70% of his chickens to flu epidemic. Shyam, a seasoned rice farmer, lost 50% of his crop to pest infestation. Karan, a vegetable wholesaler, has been earning lower margins due to limited shelf life. Sarita, a woman dairy farmer, is discouraged by poor milk yield of her cows suffering from Mastitis. Hearing from fellow villagers, they bought Ann-oxy-Ann's affordable supersolutions of H2O2 and used them as an insecticide, water disinfectant and food preservative. Family income increased 4 times with enhanced production of meat (20%), rice (15%) and milk (33%) and reduced vegetable wastage (21%).

Potential

Sufficiently supplied oxygen is a one stop solution to dozens of food production and storage problems. H2O2, an organic source of oxygen, is a natural insecticide, disinfectant and food preservative. Ann-oxy-Ann’s experiments driven data shows that H2O2 in animal drinking water increases production of milk by 33%, egg by 5% and meat by 14%. H2O2 in irrigation water increases production by 15%. Dipping fruits and vegetables in diluted H2O2 increases their shelf life by 80 & 150% respectively. However, it is rarely used in farming due to its high market price. DRONE methodology of producing H2O2 using food waste, will make the expensive H2O2 affordable to poor farmers, animal keepers and local vendors. Affordability being our USP, we can feed 1.49 billion more people on global scale.

Business Case

We’ll collect free food waste from large fruits and veggies wholesale markets as they waste 100+ tons daily. This will be transported to our chemical plant located at nearby place, reducing transportation cost. From here, our H2O2 supersolutions will be dispatched to supermarkets(for local veggie vendors), agricultural dealers(for nurseries and uplifted farmers), government shops(for poor farmers) and animal feeding shops at half of market price. Chemical plant can fetch easy investors due to its low variability and high returns. Working capital is fully compensated by selling our byproducts, dry ice and compost; moreover fixed cost is recovered in 3 years by selling H2O2. Later, we’ll sell H2O2 at pennies off the dollar ensuring long term sustainability against prospective competitors.

Objectives:

  1. Discover the Zeus of food stakeholders and simplify farming by providing a one stop solution to dozens of food availability concerns
  2. Develop an economic solution accessible to every farmer, backed up by a scalable supply chain network reaching out every corner of the world
  3. Nullify serious environmental implications of food waste and prevent used resources (water, land, energy, labor, capital) from being wasted

Team Ann-Oxy-Ann

Mumbai , India

Our Team

Vision 2030: Journey so far and the way ahead / Published January 10, 2016 by Arvind Jangid

Vision 2030: Journey so far and the way ahead

Our results and estimates are based on rigourous calculations / Published January 10, 2016 by Arvind Jangid

Our results and estimates are based on rigourous calculations

Revenue Streams / Published January 9, 2016 by Pooja Kulkarni

Revenue Streams

IMPACT: When our experiment driven data met global statistics

Best out of Waste: Applications of our byproduct in plant growth rates and food storage

Our Mission

We are a team of 5 undergraduate students from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. While working on something innovative to ensure food security by 2050, we realized food wastage is the biggest challenge in achieving this goal. Restaurants, regional markets, households, storage and transportation facilities generate tons of food wastage annually. As per the statistics, one third of the food we buy is thrown away. And, the problem being so diverse and huge, spread over developed and developing countries, it’s very difficult to reduce this waste drastically in the near future. So, idea is to reuse this waste and convert into something which can revolutionize agriculture and multiply food productivity. Our mission is to build a scalable approach to effectively use food wastage around the globe and develop a product which could have varied applications in agriculture, dairy and poultry.

Our Background

We are five learning beings belonging to one of the most sought after epicenter of gaining knowledge, the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Our team comprises of the right blend required to deliver creativity and innovation in compliance with feasibility, sustainability and scalability. Pooja, pursuing Master’s Degree in the industrial design sector and having completed bachelors in design, is the backbone for designing and creativity required to tackle the problem. Arvind, Nitin and Aditya, pursuing chemical engineering, having set the benchmark with their technical expertise in the core knowledge, are the pillars for the innovative ideation and technical backdrop of the solution. Arvind, on one hand has an expertise in supply chain optimization, whereas Aditya and Nitin are specialized in process design and plant economics. Aman, pursuing civil engineering, has developed an aptitude to analyze and solve problems concerning the society as a whole. The individuals of the team have come up together as a result of a common consciousness, which is to help the world live better. Coming from India, we in our daily life, walk across countless people unable to afford 2 square meals. Children who could grow up to become the pillars of our modern society, forced to sleep daily with their stomachs empty. Every night, around 420 million people go to sleep on an empty stomach. Approximately 194.6 million people are undernourished in India. This is India, there are numerous other countries with situations even worse. The thing that even sickens us more is that we produce enough for everyone on this planet, yet these people are forced to live the life they are. Participating in this challenge is our way of giving back to the society, by building on solutions that have the potential of providing food for every human on the planet. Our team is specifically concerned regarding the immense amount of food wasted from households, restaurants and regional markets. Plate waste is not only common in developing countries but is also the major cause of food wastage in developed countries. The problem is equally prevailing throughout the globe. And, the problem being so diverse, huge and widespread, it’s very difficult to zero down this waste. The idea is to use our technical expertise developed in last few years, to convert the waste into a comprehensive product which can be an asset in increasing food productivity in agriculture, dairy and poultry. We have been researching on one such product from last few months, met few pesticide dealers and farmers from Punjab, one of the most fertile state of the country. Our team have also done multiple experiments to substantiate the applications of the product in increasing shelf life and cutting down the major farming issues. “Ann” is a Hindi word meaning food and we have incorporated the same in our team name to depict our idea. We are trying to convert waste “ann” into something which can further increase availability of “ann” throughout the globe. Our exuberant team members are highly determined in carrying forward this idea and developing a scalable business model.

Vision 2030: Journey so far and the way ahead / Published January 10, 2016 by Arvind Jangid

Vision 2030: Journey so far and the way ahead

Our results and estimates are based on rigourous calculations / Published January 10, 2016 by Arvind Jangid

Our results and estimates are based on rigourous calculations

Revenue Streams / Published January 9, 2016 by Pooja Kulkarni

Revenue Streams

IMPACT: When our experiment driven data met global statistics

Best out of Waste: Applications of our byproduct in plant growth rates and food storage

Our Team

Our Mission

We are a team of 5 undergraduate students from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. While working on something innovative to ensure food security by 2050, we realized food ...Read More

Our Background

We are five learning beings belonging to one of the most sought after epicenter of gaining knowledge, the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Our team comprises of the ...Read More

The information contained here represents student project ideas developed as the result of brainstorming activities during Round 1 of the TFF Challenge. It does not represent any final business plans or commercial products.