the Young

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 2024 Young Researchers’ Awards

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

The established Young Researchers’ Awards (YRA) event returns this year, in its 11th edition, on the 18th – 19th  June in Hamburg, Germany, in association with the 6th European Gas Technology Conference 2024  (EGATEC 2024), bringing together high-level representatives from the European gas industry, universities, companies, and other stakeholders. EGATEC 2024 is organised by MARCOGAZ and GERG and is hosted by the German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water (DVGW), the Danish Gas Technology Centre (DGC), Gasunie and is supported by the European Research Institute for Gas and Energy Innovation (ERIG).

The YRA event promotes interaction between European Universities and Research Centres, on R&D topics related to the role of renewable and low carbon gases and gas infrastructure towards the transition to a sustainable energy future.  The key objectives are to showcase and encourage the dialogue between industry practitioners and academia and to enhance cooperation between our different communities.   

If you are a young postgraduate or PhD student conducting research in the field of natural gas and you would be fascinated to share your project idea in front of a high-level audience and receive the prize of 1000€ do not hesitate and submit your abstract now! You will find all the required information and details on how to apply in the document bellow. 


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The Finalists