Climate Change and Environment
Errita Xu is an inspiring innovator and the national winner in the Climate Change and Environment category of the 2023 Ingenious+ innovation challenge. Her innovative solution, Agro-Based Deicers, is a testament to her dedication to environmental preservation and sustainability.
As the world grapples with the implications of climate change, the use of traditional road salts has come under scrutiny due to its environmental and physical impact. Errita’s innovation is a solution to this pressing issue, with a focus on developing a sustainable and eco-friendly deicing alternative.
By experimenting with beet, corn, and grape skin deicing treatments, Errita identified the best composition of agro-based deicers that reduces the carbon footprint and harm to ecosystems and human health. Her innovative solution has earned her the national recognition and showcases the power of youth innovation to make a positive impact.