Stafford students’ innovation wins Energy Institute climate change award

The winners designed the ‘Blu Pipe’ drainpipe generator, a small-scale power generation device able to create power as water flows down it

Students from Walton High School in Stafford have won the first-ever Energy Institute (EI) climate change award with an innovative wastewater power generation device.

The award recognises projects developed by young people aged 11-18 that target a lasting reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in line with the UK’s goal of reaching net zero by 2050.

Students Harry Lunt, Eden Jones, James Hurst and Harvey Turner won first place with their ‘Blu Pipe’ drainpipe generator, a small-scale power generation device that can be fit to drainpipes anywhere in the world.

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