Simon Vecten, PhD researcher in Lancaster University’s Engineering Department, achieved 1st Prize in the Present Around The World (PATW) competition organised by the regional Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) group.
Designed primarily for young professionals and researchers within engineering, this competition is aimed at developing strong presentation techniques.
Mr Vecten impressed judges with his presentation entitled “An Innovative Waste-to-Energy Technology: Microwave Plasma Gasification”. His presentation outlined how this innovative technology could be used to help build a more sustainable economy and underlined the promising progress made at the laboratory scale during his PhD research.
This research project is a partnership between Stopford Energy & Environment as well as the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation at Lancaster University. Part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation is national award-winning initiative which carries out research and development with a business emphasis.
Dr Ben Herbert, Technology & Innovation Director at Stopford Energy & Environment says, “This is a great achievement by Simon, whose work has been invaluable in the development of our plasma gasification technology, a process which will enable the conversion of waste, at point of generation, into low-carbon energy.”
Simon now is advancing to the national stage of the contest, which will be held around Easter 2020, representing Lancashire and Cumbria
We at Stopford wish him all the best of luck and we hope he can demonstrate nationally the ground-breaking Microwave Plasma Gasification technology!