01/25/2023 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/25/2023 16:49
Prokop Pučejdl, Edoardo Tasini (both Faculty of Mechanical Engineering) and Danila Lisitskii (Faculty of Nuclear and Physical Engineering) entered the second edition of the inter-university competition EuroTeQ Collider without knowing each other. However, during a special brainstorming session based on a design challenge submitted by a company, they quickly formed a team and came up with an innovative approach to convert waste heat into electricity.
Specifically, they developed the idea based on a challenge from the largest Czech gas distributor, GasNet Group, which deals with the usage of waste heat from natural gas pressure reduction stations. The principle of converting waste heat into electricity can be used practically anywhere in industry where waste heat is generated. The expert jury selected their project as a competition entry for the EuroTeQaThon.
The highlight of the program was a visit to the European Parliament where students experienced the authentic atmosphere of the world's largest international parliament. The CTU students, winners of the EuroTheQaThon, learned a lot about the operation and strategy of the European Union not just in the field of environment. There was also time for the less formal parts of the program, such as meeting colleagues from the Technical University of Eindhoven and Tallinn and sightseeing in Brussels.
The third Collider, under the leadership of Prof. Henri Ahten, will soon be open at KOS registration system for student enrollment. The third EuroTeQaThon will be hosted by the CTU in Prague.