About
the Young
Researchers’
Awards

Every one or two years, GERG hosts a competition highlighting the work currently being done by postgraduate students in the field of gas research. These success stories serve to illustrate how a new generation of researchers is working hard on 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 to encourage a dialogue between industry experts and academia, raise awareness, and enhance cooperation between our different communities.

The 2022 Young Researchers’ Awards

An international competition in the prestigious setting of the European Gas Technology Conference (EGATEC)

The 2022 event will take place in association with the European Gas Technology Conference 2022 (EGATEC 2022) on 14th – 15th  June in Hamburg, bringing together high-level representatives from the European gas industry, universities, companies, and other stakeholders. Organized by MARCOGAZ and GERG, the conference is hosted by the German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water (DVGW) and is supported by the European Research Institute for Gas and Energy Innovation (ERIG). 

EGATEC 2022 will bring together high-level representatives from the European gas industry, universities, companies and many other stakeholder. It will provide a platform to exchange knowledge and experience on the challenges and opportunities the energy transition and decarbonization efforts present for the gas industry. 

Some of the topics that will be covered during the conference:

The role of gas in the future energy system

How gas can become carbon neutral

Hydrogen infrastructure

Future gas utilisation

EU climate goals

Biogas and SNG from biomass

Domestic production and import of eFuels

H2 Readiness

H2 and renewable methane in the mobility sector

European hydrogen backbone and IPCEI projects

Lighthouse projects

Next steps for the gas industry

🏆 Meet the finalists of the 10th edition of the GERG Young Researchers' Awards (YRA) !

Ten finalists have been selected and they will present their projects on stage during the EGATEC conference. After the presentations, the jury will select three winners and GERG will award them with prizes of 1000.