Professor Roland Span of Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, received the prestigious SINTEF and NTNU CCS Award, honouring his extraordinary contributions and outstanding work in the field of carbon capture technologies. The award was presented during the gala dinner at the TCCS-10 Conference.
Professor Span is recognized for his dedication and active commitment to CCS, especially international co-operation within the field of transport and thermophysical properties of CO2. He has worked tirelessly with lowering the costs and reducing the risks of large-scale deployment of CCS systems.
“Being awarded this prize in certainly a great honour”, Professor Span said immediately after receiving the award. Hear his full reaction and comment on his award-winning work in the video below.
“Together, Professor Roland Span and his group, SINTEF and NTNU have produced unique data and knowledge for CO2 transport with impurities in national and international projects,” says Nils Røkke, Chairman of the Board of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) and Executive Vice President of Sustainability for SINTEF, one of Europe’s largest independent research organisations.
Criteria for the SINTEF and NTNU CCS Award
The global CCS community nominated the candidates. The jury said that Professor Roland Span has excelled at all five criteria which were used to determine the winner. The SINTEF and NTNU CCS Award was based on the following criteria;
- The candidate shall have played a key role in the contribution or achievement
- The contribution of the candidate shall be of outstanding excellence and international acknowledgement according to the above areas
- Exhibiting a high degree of creativity
- Has promoted and increased the public understanding of CCS
- Has fostered international cooperation within CCS.
As the winner of the 2019 award, Professor Span received a cheque of NOK 50,000 accompanied by a designed plaque and diploma, both of which were signed by the CEO of SINTEF and the Rector of NTNU. He will also be re-invited to TCCS-11 in 2020 to present the same award to the next winner.
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