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Carbon capture peddles win innovation award


A UK university has won an award for its carbon capture technology. The University of Greenwich has won a Times Higher Education Award for an innovation which turns contaminated land into harmless material.

Dr Colin Hills and Dr Paula Carey, who developed the idea, were told their technology could “drastically” reduce the impact of climate change.

The device, which won the Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology Award, turns contaminated land and industrial waste into small, harmless pebbles, while also capturing a large volume of carbon dioxide.

Peter Ringrose, a judge from the Technology Strategy Board, said the invention is an “excellent” example of studies being converted into a “very relevant application”.

He added: “Due credit should go to those involved in a truly collaborative piece of work involving university researchers and industry, culminating in the creation of a start-up company with significant future potential.

Dr Carey stated that receiving the high-profile award made the group “thrilled”, adding the possibilities for this technology are “very exciting”.

The university also recently announced the opening of the Renishaw Centre for Manufacturing Productivity, which is a partnership between the educational institution and private firm Renishaw.

Sourced From UK Trade & Investment

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