On 21 June 2010 the contest for the best doctoral, master and engineer theses, organised by the ENEA PLC company, was adjudicated. The award committee, after becoming acquainted with the full versions of the theses, selected prize winners in individual categories. The main prize winner in the category of master theses became a graduate of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Tomasz Malik.

The supervisors of the master thesis titled Energy and exergy analysis of hydrogen-oriented coal gasification with CO2 capture were Dr Marcin Liszka and Prof. Giampaolo Manfrida from the university in Florence. The author of the thesis is now a PhD student in the Institute of Thermal Technology in the Division of Power Engineering and Refrigeration. The thesis was written during a stay at the University in Florence in the Energy Department within the LLP-Erasmus programme.

The contest was aimed at students and PhD students who in their theses presented an inventive approach to:

  • electrical energy production from conventional sources in a friendly way for the natural environment,
  • management of energy consumption and costs in a household and local communities,
  • electrical energy production from renewable sources.