Sheffield Varsity Researchers Win Innovation Award

19 October 2010 (Last Updated October 19th, 2010 18:30)

A research team from the University of Sheffield in the UK has won the Royal Society Brain Mercer Award for Innovation after developing a bioreactor that will replace fossil fuels. Lead by the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering professor William Zimmerman, the team's adaptio

A research team from the University of Sheffield in the UK has won the Royal Society Brain Mercer Award for Innovation after developing a bioreactor that will replace fossil fuels.

Lead by the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering professor William Zimmerman, the team's adaption of the bioreactor and creation of microbubbles is being tested by Suprafilt researchers in Rochdale on industrial stack gases.

The team are also currently testing the application of the device with local water company Yorkshire Water.

The award provides funding up to £250,000 for researchers to develop and commercially exploit a proven concept of prototype.