EDP Renewables announces  'University Challenge' awards winners

EDP Renewables has announced the winners of its University Challenge 2013 renewable energy awards, a competition open to students of Spanish universities.
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The winning project "Design of a multifunctional prototype of a wind-solar energy cogeneration system based on the use of graphene" was presented by students from the Experimental Science and Technology Department of Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid. The students were supervised by professor Silvia González Prolongo.

The winning team was awarded a study grant worth €6,000, while Prolongo received a €3,000 research grant.

Second place was awarded to a project entitled "Waste heat smartly" submitted by Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería of Barcelona, while third prize went to a project called "CO2 capture and storage system for transport vehicles" carried out by students at the Engineering and Architecture School of Zaragoza University.

The team responsible for the second place project receive a study grant of €3,000; the third place team received a €2,000 study grant.

The awards ceremony was hosted by Rocío Sicre, Managing Director of EDP Renewables in Spain.

The five shortlisted groups presented their projects to the audience and the judging panel, which was comprised by Luis Polo, Managing Director of AEE (Spanish Wind Power Association), Jorge Corrales and Ignacio Laínez, Directors of Institutional Relations and Energy Evaluation at EDP Renováveis Europe, respectively, and Telmo Vieira, a Partner at Premivalor Consulting.

As well as the three winning projects, the following two entries were also shortlisted:

"Energy generator fuelled by currents produced by air convection in Green House Energy greenhouses" submitted by students at Universidad Europea and Universidad Carlos III, both in Madrid.

"A study of the geothermal potential of water from mines combined with wind energy" by students at the Engineering School of the University of Oviedo.

EDP Renewables launched the EDP University Challenge in Spain in 2009 and in Portugal in 2007. This year the Spanish competition drew more than 80 entries.

For additional information:

EDP University Challenge in Spain

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