Kinosol is awarded with $10,000 grant, trip to NYC

Kinsol (From left) Clayton Mooney, Elise Kendal, Mikayla Sullivan and Ella Gehrke. Photo courtesy of Kinosol

Kinosol—an Ames-based company working to end global food waste—was awarded a $10,000 grant for their social entrepreneurial efforts from Global Citizen, according to a news release Friday afternoon.

According to the release, Kinosol will receive the Global Citizen Accelerator Award on Sept. 19 at the Cadillac an awards banquet in New York City.

Global Citizen is a social action platform based in New York City.

Kinosol is made up of Iowa State University students and alumni. Its mission is to end food waste, sustainably.

Kinsol launched in September of 2014. It’s first product is the Orenda—a solar-powered food dehydrator with a storage component—is designed to help families in developing regions to preserve additional food and nutrients.

Clayton Mooney, a cofounder of Kinosol, said the $10,000 will be used to expand into new territories.

Mooney said by the end of 2017 nearly 50 countries will have Orendas.

“So more families around the world can battle post-harvest loss,” Mooney said.

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