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Students show way for energy production, conservation

Posted on Dec 05, 12:23PM | UNI

Children in Kerala came up with innovative solutions for addressing the looming energy crisis at the state-level contests of the Children's Science Congress that concluded here today.

G Karthikeyan, Speaker of Kerala Legislative Assembly, who inaugurated the valedictory function, gave away awards to 16 best student projects that will participate in the 20th edition of National Children's Science Congress to be held at Varanasi from December 27-31.

After months of hard work that included pouring over scientific books and discussions with experts, students from various districts presented diverse projects around the core theme of Energy Exploration and Conservation.

The 16 projects, identified after vetting at the district and state level, showcase new ways for harnessing energy such as used oil, bio-waste and latex besides presenting lesser-known success stories and case studies of energy utilisation in various parts of Kerala.

From 225 projects at the district level, 67 were identified to participate at the state level. The event was held for junior and senior students. Students between the ages of 10 and 14 years were classified under the junior group, and those between 14 and 17 years were the senior group.