Manifold Times | VPS issues USD 10,000 scholarship to winner of ‘Innovation in Sustainability Award 2021’

Rotterdam-based worldwide bunker gasoline testing and advisory agency VPS on Thursday (9 December) has introduced the winner of the VPS Innovation in Sustainability Award 2021.

The international marketing campaign by VPS, run in partnership with Purmön, reached out to 50 universities worldwide. The initiative invited college students aged between 18 to 25 years previous representing numerous fields of engineering, science and expertise introduced authentic idea in the realm of sustainability.

A scholarship prize price USD 10,000 was additionally given to the winner.

Strict entry standards had been met to guarantee all submissions had been aligned to the 4 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals integral to VPS’s personal working practices, stated VPS.

After 4 months of opinions had been accomplished, the winner was introduced by choose Petrospot Director, Lesley Bankes-Hughes.

The profitable idea was submitted by the Engineering Department at Abu Dhabi University combining totally different applied sciences from drones to solar energy to create autonomous sea cleansing robots.

“Our intention was to discover essentially the most impactful concept that might genuinely contribute in the direction of marine sustainability and enhance the wellbeing of the environment on a worldwide stage. This profitable proposal is a really modern answer to a well-publicised drawback, and completely deserving of the scholarship,.” stated Malcolm Cooper, CEO, VPS.

The staff at Abu Dhabi had been introduced with their award – itself made out of reclaimed ocean plastic and recycled aluminium – by Mr Sunil Kumar, Laboratory Manager, VPS, Fujairah, in early December.

Following on from the success of the 12 months’s occasion, VPS is trying to run the marketing campaign once more in 2022 to seek for the following idea in the sector of sustainability.

Related: VPS launches ‘Innovation in Sustainability Awards 2021’; features USD 10,000 scholarship


Photo credit score: VPS
Published: 10 December, 2021

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