Nigerian renewable energy storage innovation wins NLNG’s $100,000 prize

The Advisory Board of the Nigeria Prize for Science has announced Nanostructured metal hydrides for the storage of electric power from renewable energy sources and explosion prevention in high voltage power transformers as the winning work for this year’s Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited’s (NLNG) Prize for Science worth a $100,000.

The work done by Dr. Peter Ngene was announcement by the Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Science Prize and a science prize laureate, Prof. Akpoveta Susu, at a press conference in Lagos.

The “Nanostructured metal hydrides for the storage of electric power from renewable energy sources and for explosion prevention in high voltage power transformers” is a new type of energy storage with implications on renewable energy development. The work also contributes to surmounting challenges in Nigeria around power transformers explosions due to degradation of insulators in the transformers.

Source: The Nation

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