Young Researchers Prize 2019

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Every one or two years, GERG hosts a competition which attempts to highlight the work currently being done by postgraduate students in the field of gas research. These success stories serves to illustrate how a new generation of researchers is working hard to establish gas as a key enabler of a new decarbonised energy system.

The call for proposals is now open!

9th GERG Young Researchers’ Awards

in association with EGATEC 2019, European Gas Technology Conference
6 – 8 November, Groningen, The Netherlands

Are you doing a postgraduate research project in the field of renewable or other low-carbon gas? Why not promote your project in front of a high-level audience and possibly win a substantial prize?


The European Gas Research Group (GERG) offers Young Researchers’ Awards to early career European researchers who have displayed a commitment to excellence in scientific research and in creating solutions for the future of Energy.

The Young Researchers’ event promotes interaction between European Universities and Research Centres, on R&D topics related to Gas in the Energy system. The key objectives are: encourage a dialogue between industry practitioners and academia, raise awareness, and enhance cooperation between our different communities.

The 2019 event will take place in association with the EGATEC Conference on 6-8 November in Groningen, where an audience of between 150 and 250  industry executives and policy makers is expected. The Conference talks will be divided in six themes : Greening the Gas, Gas Utilisation, Sector Integration, Cleaning Energy / Methane Emissions, Decarbonising Natural Gas and Mobility. The candidates are encouraged to submit their project in one of these themes.

How you will benefit:

  • Ten finalists will be selected. If you succeed in the first selection round, you will:

    o   Be invited to the EGATEC conference, with support for travel and accommodation provided up to a limit of 700€.

    o   Hold a Poster presentation session, allowing informal discussion with the jury and EGATEC audience members.

    o   Present your project on stage in a 5 minutes pitch, in front of a jury of senior industry professionals.

  • After the presentations, the jury will select three winners and award them prizes of 1000€.


To apply:

  • You must be a post-graduate student working towards a PhD or Master’s degree relevant to the gas industry.
  • Send to

    o   a one-page abstract describing the work you would like to present (Word or OpenOffice format), on the subject of renewable or other low-carbon gas (including biomethane, bioSNG, hydrogen and power to gas), selecting the most appropriate EGATEC theme;

    o   a short video in which you present yourself and describe the project (maximum 3 minutes, please upload it to Youtube and send us a link). The videos of the ten finalists will be displayed on the GERG website – feel free to get creative!


We hope to hear from you soon, and help you showcase your work in front of a high-level audience, engage with professionals in your field and potential employers, and even win a substantial prize.


The deadline for receipt of applications is 15th September 2019, and successful presenters will be notified by the end of September. Please send your application to
View information on past editions on this website,
and visit for information on the conference.