UQ Idea Hub

Congratulations to UQ Idea Hub alumni, Ashley Baxter and Ashley Chiam, the winning team of the 2018 SISCA award.

A team of University of Queensland students is a step closer to startup success with a unique composting system that can turn 100 kilograms of organic waste into 10 kilograms of fertiliser a day.

Business and IT student Ashley Baxter and chemical engineering student Ashley Chiam pitched their business idea at the 2018 Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award (SISCA) finals, and won the $25,000 first prize.  

Ms Baxter said they wanted to develop a product to help combat an approaching fertiliser shortage, which could affect the food supply for half of the world’s population.

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