- Written by Anna Strom
"the King’s Award" for "clean" technology development.
Handed over last month by Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf himself, the SEK85,000 (€9,705)-a-piece scholarships were designed to encourage young and promising researchers, in B4E's case to continue their “fantastic” work on ionic liquids to support environmentally-sound textile making from cellulose and on zeolite membranes for the capture or separation of gases or liquids in biofuel production, respectively.
Both researchers travelled to Stockholm last month to receive their awards at a two-hour function at a royal library in the Swedish capital, along with 14 other scholarship recipients.
“You do work on important issues which may make a difference in future. The scholarship is designed to encourage you to keep up your fantastic work”, the king said in an address in Swedish to the 16 royal scholars, of whom two were non-Swedish speakers.