The Foundation for the Development of New Hydrogen Technologies in Aragon has awarded the annual prizes for the best Doctoral Thesis, the best Master’s Thesis and the best Bachelor’s Thesis in its first edition. The objective of this initiative, a decision of its Board of Trustees, is to stimulate both research at the highest level and the promotion of the study and knowledge of technologies related to the use of hydrogen as an energy vector, renewable energies and the decarbonisation of transport and the energy sector.
The Director General of Industry, Javier Navarro Espada, presided over the prize-giving ceremony, which took place during the last Board of Trustees Meeting of the entity, and thanked the winners for their efforts and the support of the sponsors that made the event possible.
The Redexis Foundation, an entity whose objective is to broaden the impact and promote the sustainability, innovation and social work carried out by Redexis, one of the main companies dedicated to the development and operation of natural gas transport and distribution infrastructures in Spain, awarded the prize for the Best Doctoral Thesis to Diego Mateo Mateo for his work ‘Obtaining solar fuels using graphene-based photocatalysts’.
IDOM, an international consulting, engineering and architecture professional services company, awarded the prize for the best Master’s Thesis to Francisco José Durán Prieto for his project ‘Simulation, optimisation and energy analysis of a HYCO plant’.
Finally, Air Liquide, a world leader in gases, technologies and services for industry and health, awarded Íñigo Martínez Visus the prize for the best Final Degree Project ‘Methanation of CO2 in a fluidised bed reactor for the production of synthetic natural gas (P2G process) with nickel-iron based catalysts’.