Based on the advice of our founder and chairman, Peter Diamandis and other experts, we have changed the focus of this prize.
Following is the revised wining-team-will-statement:
Develop a modular, sustainable, resilient and competitive alternative to the asphalt paved roads. In 45ºC, releasing zero particulates and emissions, driving the lowest temperature rises, no higher than +6ºC in the evening, and most effective in flash flood mitigation.
Following is a draft testing and judging criteria for this prize:
- Develop an alternative to asphalt paved road
- Modular, assembled like lego (to improve repair and materials EoL)
- In 45ºC, a tropical (hot temperatures and monsoon season), tree-less urban environment, demonstrate:
- Comparable performance with the existing asphalt paved road across bearing capacity and safety (graded friction)
- Bonus points for added smart safety features (tertiary scoring)
- No release of harmful SOA particulates and GHGs from the road
- Bonus points for breaking down particulates. (secondary scoring)
- With the least temperature rises, no more than 2ºC during the day and 6°C in the evening.
- Bonus points: for cooling the surrounding environment and/or extra points for capturing the heat as energy for use. (primary scoring)
- And most effective flooding mitigation: prevent a flash flood
- Lifetime: 25 years (comparable to asphalt paved roads)
- At the lowest cost
- Sustainable at scale:
- Measuring LCA (GWP and water use), cradle to grave
- GWP for 20km must not exceed 52,264,916.06 kg.
- Evaluating source materials towards net-positive impact. Virgin Petrochemical materials are excluded from competing.
- Assessing end-of-life circularity: teams to share EoL plans in line with the waste management hierarchy (e.g., recovery and reuse in housing).
@Lee, @carlbozzuto, @Sev, @darlenedamm, @AnaFortuna, @KeithDPatch - We would love to have your feedback on the revised wining-team-will statement and testing and judging criteria of this prize. Thanks.