Silvia del Rosario Estrada Altamirano, student of the Final Master Thesis at IMDEA Energy during the academic year 2020-2021, has been the winner of the 8th edition of the PTECO2 Awards.
The Spanish CO2 Technology Platform (PTECO2), an association with more than 100 member entities including universities, research centres and companies, aims to implement technologies for the capture, storage and use of CO2 in Spain (known as CAUC technologies) as an option to mitigate climate change.
On 19 November, the eighth edition of the PTECO2 Awards was held, where "the best thesis and the best Bachelor's or Master's degree project" were awarded.
On this occasion, the award for "Best Final Degree or Master's Project in CO2 capture, transport, storage and use technologies" went to Ms. Silvia del Rosario Estrada Altamirano for her work "Mechanistic study of CO2 photoreduction by visible light to obtain products of industrial interest", carried out at Institute IMDEA Energía under the supervision of Dr. Miguel Gómez Mendoza and Dr. Víctor de la Peña O'Shea, from the photoactivated processes unit.
The Master's thesis is part of the inter-university programme in Chemical Engineering, coordinated by the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid in collaboration with the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. The winning work aims to search for new methodologies to improve the conversion of CO2 to other high value-added products and to minimise the overall economic cost of the process, as well as to avoid the use of certain precursors that could cause additional serious environmental problems.
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PTECO2 - Winners of the 8th edition of the PTECO2 Awards announced.