Tuesday, August 9

Energy club projects prize presentation

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Bandar Seri Begawan: A prize presentation for the Energy Club Project Competition was held yesterday at Bridex Exhibition Hall, Jerudong, ©BRUDIRECT.COM reported.

10 secondary schools took part in the competition.

The champion was the HassanalBolkiah Arabic Boys Secondary School Energy Club with their project “Towards a Greener Energy”. CikguHjhSaidahbintiHj Ismail, advisor if the school’s Energy Club, said their project was to help promote solar energy to help farmers reduce costs in paddy fields.

Other than that, she also said that paddy husks and straws can be used for Biomass Energy, where they will then be developed into Biomass Briquettes that can replace charcoals. This will be a replacement for a greener energy environment.

One of the committee members for Energy Week 2014, AwangAsrulSany Haji Mohammad Ali, said that the Energy Week is a platform for students to showcase their innovative projects. The participants will start by formulating their projects, implementing them and presenting to a panel of judges.

The champions won $1,500 sponsored by the Social Petroleum Engineering.

Coming in second place was the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha Secondary School, Tutong with “Hydroponic Farming” and Berakas Secondary School came next with “Hydrogen Fuel Cell”.

All the other participants received consolation prizes of $250 each.

The Energy Exhibition, form March 24 to 29, will be a platform for Energy Club students to present their results and findings.