Shell, a global integrated oil company, has announced the five finalists that will be competing in the final stage of the global student competition Shell Ideas360. The competition – which encourages university students to conceive, share and collaboratively develop innovative ideas to help tackle energy, water and food challenges around the world – kicked off in September 2013, generating 668 submissions by students around the globe, of which 97 ideas made it to the second stage.
Krishna Chaturvedi and Priya Sihag from the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun, have made it to the final with their innovative idea, Fire in Ice: Fuel for the Future. The other finalists are from Canada, Singapore, the Netherlands and Australia. The project presents an innovative, promising and sustainable source of energy for the future via the injection of carbon-dioxide in hydrate reservoirs to produce methane gas. The India team along with other finalists will pitch their idea to a panel of judges in Amsterdam on May 14, 2014. On May 15, the winner will be announced at the Powering Progress Together forum that will be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.