TU/e wins higher education sustainability award SustainaBul

May 27, 2019

This year’s winner was determined by the best ‘best practice’ of the institutes. For Eindhoven University of Technology this was Team SOLID.

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The participants of this year's SustainaBul. The Eindhoven winners are in the first row.

Just like last year TU/e has won the SustainaBul, a sustainability award for Dutch higher education institutes. This year’s winner was determined by the best ‘best practice’ of the institutes. For Eindhoven University of Technology this is Team SOLID, a student team that promotes iron as CO2 -free circular energy carrier, and develops technology for this aim.

The SustainaBul is awarded yearly since 2012. This year’s edition had eighteen contestants. The name of the contest is a contraction of the word sustainable and the Dutch word ‘bul’, which means degree certificate. Until this year, the winner was the institute that scored best on the sustainability indicators of the contest. However, this year the organization mainly wanted to put forward ideas that can inspire other higher education institutes.

The students of Team SOLID, together with TU/e scientists of the Power & Flow group of the Mechanical Engineering department, are investigating how they can use the team’s technology in the university’s energy supply. This idea got the highest appreciation of the jury. In terms of sustainability indicators of the institutes themselves, Eindhoven took third place, after Wageningen University and Hogeschool Van Hall Larenstein: https://www.studentenvoormorgen.nl/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/SusBul_uitslag2019.pdf.

Want to know more about the sustainability of TU/e? https://www.tue.nl/en/our-university/about-the-university/sustainability/