At the EBA 2016 conference, Ms Lucy Culleton received the first EBA Poster Award. This year also we will conclude our conference with the election of the EBA Poster Award winner. Have you already submitted your abstract?
Innovation is one of the focus areas for the EBA conference. Already since the start of the conference, the poster session has been an important part of the event. Students, scientists and business innovators are invited to send in their abstracts. Ms Stefanie Scheidl, EBA Deputy Secretary General: “Our Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) will evaluate all submissions. After acceptance, presenters are invited to disseminate their work to our international audience of policy and decision makers, researchers and companies. At the conference, the jury members of our SAC will select three nominees who will get the floor of the international audience to pitch their poster during the conclusive plenary session. The audience will choose the winner.”
Last year Ms Lucy Culleton won the EBA Poster Award for her work titled ‘Underpinning green energy: Traceable reference standards and methods for the measurement of total silicon in biogas’. Ms Culleton comments: “I attended the EBA conference to disseminate my research on the measurement challenges of siloxane impurities within biogas and to attend presentations on the state of the art of the biogas industry. I was pleased to see diversity within the conference, as NPL’s [National Physical Laboratory] work on impurity measurement indirectly supports many different areas of the biogas industry, so to communicate the importance of our work more widely was a pleasure.”
Winning the first EBA Poster Award supported Ms Culleton and her colleagues in their work: “I felt very proud that the importance of the work was appreciated amongst such a diverse range of topics. My colleagues within the European ‘Metrology for biogas’ project were very pleased that our work was recognised with the honour of the first EBA poster prize. It has helped to raise the profile of our work, and communicate the importance of traceable measurement infrastructure within the growing biogas industry.
With the Poster Award EBA wants to highlight the importance of innovation. The call for abstracts is still open.