Eliza Huber-Weiss (Semester 48), Lenoir Kelley (Semester 52), and Eleanor Paasche (Semester 53), all students at Bowdoin College, teamed up with two Bowdoin peers to tie for first place in the Maine Food System Innovation Challenge last November.
The Chewonki-heavy team proposed a business that would transform grain waste from beer breweries into nutritious flour.
The focus of this year’s contest was how to reduce waste through a creative, sustainable business that promotes the state’s food economy. Students from five Maine colleges competed. Our favorite team thought of Spent, which would collect the grain left over from breweries, dry it, and grind it for flour, transforming a waste product into bread, crackers, and other healthy foods. Read the full story here: https://community.bowdoin.edu/news/2016/11/with-idea-to-reuse-brewery-grain-bowdoin-students-tie-for-first-in-me-food-challenge/. Watch Eliza, Lenoir, and Eleanor presenting and answering questions about their business proposal here: https://bowdoin.ensemblevideo.com/Watch/e4Y7QoKt