Cranfield University PhD student Yadira Bajon Fernandez, part of the Water Science Institute, won the Best Overall Innovation at The Chartered Institution of Water and Environment Management (CIWEM) West Midlands and the Institute of Water Innovations Showcase 2014.

The event was held to showcase new, innovative processes, ideas and technologies for the water and environmental sector which have a positive impact on the world we live in and work in, whether through technology, process improvement or other means.

Yadira presented her work on C0² injection to anaerobic digesters which was sponsored by Severn Trent, WRAP and EPSRC. The audience of environmental and water professionals voted for the best innovation on the night.

Yadira said, "I was delighted to present at the CIWEM West Midlands and Institute of Water Innovations Showcase 2014 and even more pleased to be presented with the Best Overall Innovation award! It was a great event that allowed me to present the work I did during my PhD on bioconversion of carbon dioxide in anaerobic digesters as an on-site carbon revalorisation strategy, which was performed at Cranfield University and industrially funded by Severn Trent Water and WRAP. 

"It was a particularly funny event with the time counting down on the wall as we presenters spoke. I think is great recognition of the hard work and it highlights the standard of innovation that projects at Cranfield Water Science Institute are based on."

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WRAP works with UK Governments, the EU and other funders to help deliver their policies on waste prevention and resource efficiency. We take action in those areas where we can have the greatest impact on reducing waste, protecting our natural resources and providing economic and environmental benefits.

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