New fund launched to attract UK students in AD and energy-from-waste sectors

A new £2,500 (€2,800) prize fund aimed at attracting new talent in the anaerobic digestion (AD) and energy-from-waste (EfW) industries has been launched at the RWM exhibition in Birmingham, UK.

The Energy from Waste Innovation Fund is open to undergraduate and postgraduate university students in the UK completing a dissertation related to EfW or renewable energy technology and engineering.

The winner will receive a prize-fund of £1,000 (€1,120), with the two runners up receiving £750 (€840) each upon completion of their research, as well as 12 months of mentoring with the award founder, Privilege Finance.

Chris Winward, Privilege’s commercial director, said: “We’re keen to support new talent in the renewables and EfW sectors. With a growing focus on developing the UK’s circular economy, new and existing technologies that use waste materials to generate a sustainable source of energy, will become ever more important.

“To make sure the UK is at the forefront of this technology, we need to encourage, attract and retain fresh talent.”

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