2022 Winners

1st Place: RuEFORM, Piyush Patil, Carly Graves, Victoria Augoustides, Rosie Maloney, and Paige Seibert
Innovative Use of Texas Agricultural Waste to Reduce Enteric Methane Emissions
North Carolina State University

2nd Place: Howdy Greener Inc., Delanie McKee, Emory New, Luke Szoch, Vanessa Rondon Berrio
Biorefinery Processing Waste Agricultural Residues into Valuable Products
North Carolina State University

3rd Place: Arsenic Bioleaching, Zachary Gilstrap, Frank Jeffries, Natalie Whitacker
Arsenic Bioleaching in Rice 
Clemson University

At the Annual International Meeting, ASABE hosts a bioprocess simulated “shark tank” format competition, which encourage students to develop a new product or process that utilizes a unique biological resource. Students will design a product or process, conduct any necessary experimentation, testing, and/or modeling, and write a brief report describing their design and marketing of the product or process; a physical prototype is not required for competition. Student teams will pitch their ideas to a group of industry representatives serving as judges in a simulated “shark tank” format at the ASABE Annual International Meeting (AIM). Teams are required to create a poster of their product/process for display at the AIM.


May 15th, 2023 is the deadline to submit Round 1 documents for the competition. No late submissions will be accepted. Teams will be informed of results by May 17th. The top 3 teams will be invited to compete in the final pitch at the Annual International Meeting.

Rules and Contest Guidelines


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