Global Bioenergy Partnership

GBEP Youth Award

Encouraging young researcher in bioenergy

The 2024 GBEP Youth Award call for papers is now open!

Don't miss your chance to present your brilliant research at global events!

GBEP is dedicated to boosting youth participation, while celebrating their impactful research in the bioenergy field. The GBEP Youth Award encourages and acknowledges outstanding student research in diverse bioenergy areas, including policy, technology, sustainability, supply chain, climate change, and more.

Each year the GBEP Youth Award will be associated with that year's GBEP Bioenergy Week and will have the same regional focus. Winning candidates will be awarded with a certificate during a special session at the GBEP Bioenergy Week and will have the opportunity to present their research to a unique platform of key bioenergy stakeholders and experts. 

Rakesh Godara holding the certificate given by Michela Morese at the GBEP Bioenergy Week 2023 Rakesh Godara holding the certificate given by Michela Morese at the GBEP Bioenergy Week 2023

GBEP Youth Award 2023

In 2023, the GBEP Youth Award was focused on students from research institutions in the Asia-Pacific region. The 2023 winner is Mr Rakesh Godara, from Swaran Singh National Institute of Bio-energy. Rakeshad had the unique opportunity to showcase his groundbreaking work on "Design and development of a smart hybrid anaerobic digestor" at the 2023 Bioenergy Week and even at COP28 side event "Agrifood Systems Solutions are Climate Solutions".

Past youth award winners

GBEP Youth Award 2022

The call for papers in 2022 was linked with the 9th GBEP Bioenergy Week that took place in Asunción, Paraguay 26-29 September 2022, and it was dedicated to students studying in a research institute in the Americas. 

The winning candidate was Ms Karla Jared Azcorra May (Yucatan Center for Scientific Research, Mexico) with her paper on "Sargassum Biorefineries". She presented her research and was awarded with a certificate during a special session at the 9th GBEP Bioenergy Week.

GBEP Youth Award 2021

The call for papers in 2020/2021 was linked with the 8th GBEP Bioenergy Week held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (due to COVID-19, the GBEP Bioenergy Week was held online 16-18 March 2021) and therefore directed specifically to students studying in an African research institution.

The winning candidate was Ms Lilian Motongori Jamunga (University of Eldoret, Ethiopia) with her paper on "Mechanically (pedal) driven village-level reactor for production of biodiesel from non-edible oils". She presented her research and was awarded with a certificate during a special session at the 8th GBEP Bioenergy Week.


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