Every one or two years, GERG hosts a competition which attempts to highlight the work currently being done by postgraduate students in the field of gas research. These success stories serves to illustrate how a new generation of researchers is working hard to establish gas as a key enabler of a new decarbonised energy system.
The European Gas Research Group (GERG) offers Young Researchers’ Awards to early career European researchers who have displayed a commitment to excellence in scientific research and in creating solutions for the future of Energy.
The Young Researchers’ event promotes interaction between European Universities and Research Centres, on R&D topics related to Gas in the Energy system. The key objectives are: encourage a dialogue between industry experts and academia, raise awareness, and enhance cooperation between our different communities.
The 2017 event took place on October 27th alongside the Eurogas Annual Conference in Brussels, on the theme of renewable gas. After a first round of selection based on the received abstracts, six finalists were chosen to present their work in posters, as well as on-stage in a 5 minute ‘elevator pitch’. A panel chaired by the GERG President chose two winners from the six poster submissions, a difficult task as the quality was very high. The two winners, Rasmus Bramstoft (Denmark) and Borja Gaston (Spain) were awarded €1500 prizes by the GERG President, Isabelle Moretti. The assembled delegates then also chose the best presentation, the winner, Marco Cavana, receiving a special Eurogas prize.