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HINDALCO INDUSTRIES LTD. & MANUSH LABS

Clean Technology Startup
Challenge 2022

If you are a startup working to disrupt the Circular Economy 

Today, the industrial sector as a whole contributes to about 25% of the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and has been one of the major contributors to the economy in terms of employment generation. But what started as a means to ease humans’ lives has now become a major threat to their existence if not looked into carefully. The waste from the industries has the potential to contaminate the natural resources of the Earth for a very long time and can alter our environment in unimaginable ways.   

Hindalco, an Aditya Birla Group company, in partnership with Manush Labs, is launching this program as an opportunity to ‘innovate to eliminate’ and aims to benefit humanity by catalyzing and empowering technological innovations in the domains of ‘clean-technology” and “circular economy”.​

Winners will work on tackling the massive problem of:

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700,000

tonnes/yr of FGD waste

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5000

tonnes/yr of plastic

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Satish Pai
Managing Director, Hindalco Industries Ltd.
Director, Board of Aditya Birla Management Corporation Pvt. Ltd.

Our strategy is to create value sustainably and operate responsibly by aligning our multi-dimensional approach with the elements of people, planet and prosperity. Our partnership with Manush Labs is a collaborative solution to reduce the environmental load and move closer to our ‘Net Zero carbon’ goal of 2050.

 

Meet our champions of innovation in BioplasticsIndustrial Waste Utilization and Carbon Capture.

127

Startup Applicants

21

Countries

9

Finalist

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Sampangan
INDONESIA

 Converting multiple kind of unsorted waste into organic and inorganic high value materials

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TGP Bioplast

Replacing retail packaging with compostable plastics

INDIA
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EnviroWaste2Wealth

Composting FGD effluents

INDIA
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Zeroplast

100% home compostable materials as alternative to plastics

INDIA
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Carbix Corporation

Transforming effluent CO2 into carbonates and other valuable materials

USA
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Saltech
INDIA

Transforming plastic, industrial and demolition waste to sustainable composite building material

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AC Biode

Upcycling waste into antibacterial or absorbent materials

LUXEMBOURG/ JAPAN
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Solutum

Innovative water soluble and biodegradable plastic

ISRAEL
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Bio Craft Innovations

Bamboo-based granules as alternative to plastic

INDIA
What our leaders say about us
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Deeksha Vats
Chief Sustainability Officer, Aditya Birla Group

Balancing economic growth with the relationship between people and the environment is integral to Aditya Birla Group’s sustainable vision for its businesses. Driven by our purpose to build a greener, stronger, and smarter world, our search for innovative solutions has brought us to the launching of the ‘Clean Technology Startup Challenge 2022’ with Manush Labs focussing on ‘circular economy.’  We foresee a future built of “Sustainable Businesses” flourishing in a “Sustainable World.”

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Shrenik Khasgiwala
President and Head of Innovation Fund, Aditya Birla Group

Hindalco - Manush Labs Clean Technology Startup Challenge is an exciting initiative to pull together some of the best minds in the world to achieve progress on planet positivity. It is a novel approach where we are actively partnering with startup founders and helping develop solutions that did not exist. We can help them achieve scale for these solutions rapidly. These have relevance and potential positive impact on the whole industry and indeed our planet.

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Shrijeet Mishra
Chief Innovation Officer and Head Group Services, Aditya Birla Group

Innovation is at the core of everything we do at Aditya Birla Group, more importantly, in our endeavor to make our business sustainable in every sense of the term. We are constantly seeking solutions to mitigate the impact of our resource-intensive innovations.

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Vaishali Surawar
Chief Sustainability Officer, Hindalco, Aditya Birla Group

We are confidently progressing on our journey towards zero waste to landfill with transformational changes through our ‘Value from Waste’ initiative. About 80% of the waste generated by Hindalco was recycled and reused in 2021 and we aim for 100% waste utilization by 2030 by providing innovative solutions for a sustainable and prosperous planet. This program with Manush Labs is another such initiative as a part of our commitment to putting significant emphasis on the environmental, social, and governance aspects of our business.

Hindalco Industries Ltd
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Hindalco Industries Limited is the metals flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group. 

A US $18 billion company, Hindalco is the world’s largest aluminium company by revenue, and a major copper player. Guided by its purpose of building a greener, stronger, smarter world,

Hindalco provides innovative solutions for a sustainable planet. Its wholly-owned subsidiary Novelis Inc. is the world’s largest producer of aluminium beverage can stock and the largest recycler of used beverage cans (UBCs).

Hindalco’s copper facility in India comprises a world-class copper smelter, downstream facilities, and a captive jetty.


Hindalco’s global footprint spans 50 manufacturing units across 10 countries.

Hindalco was named the world’s most sustainable aluminium company in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) in 2020 and 2021.

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Hindalco Industries Limited is the metals flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group. 

A US $18 billion company, Hindalco is the world’s largest aluminium company by revenue, and a major copper player. Guided by its purpose of building a greener, stronger, smarter world,

Hindalco provides innovative solutions for a sustainable planet. Its wholly-owned subsidiary Novelis Inc. is the world’s largest producer of aluminium beverage can stock and the largest recycler of used beverage cans (UBCs).

Hindalco’s copper facility in India comprises a world-class copper smelter, downstream facilities, and a captive jetty.


Hindalco’s global footprint spans 50 manufacturing units across 10 countries.

Hindalco was named the world’s most sustainable aluminium company in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) in 2020 and 2021.