Their aim: to design and construct a system that makes use of saved warmth and compressed air to generate energy. A micro-scaled challenge that’s profitable would point out it might be performed on a bigger scale additionally, to supply a major quantity of electrical energy.

“As a society, we’ve continued to research and work an increasing number of with totally different renewable energies. It’s crucial to additional this analysis in order that we are able to discover environment friendly methods to reap and retailer renewable energies that provide our demand for power whereas additionally defending the atmosphere,” says Podgorenko.

“These improvements in renewable energies ought to be of curiosity to Albertans as a result of they’ve the potential to have an effect on our every day lives and there continues to be new developments in how power may be harvested and saved. Many of those strategies can proceed to be tweaked to extend effectivity and, in our case, scaled to smaller sizes to suit totally different calls for.”

Podgorenko says the staff labored on the challenge for the whole post-holiday semester.

For Podgorenko, this was the second time he’d been acknowledged by ASET, profitable the identical award in 2021.

“These sorts of tasks are a transparent indicator of the place progressive employers and authorities will go, and there might be an actual, and generally constructive, impression on each Albertan, particularly if we are able to lead on this discipline as we’ve in so many others. Alberta’s major trade is power, and it’s within the strategy of a long-term shift. This might be our future,” says ASET CEO Barry Cavanaugh.

“Alberta is dedicated to management in renewable power improvement, and the earlier we are able to develop significant sources of renewable power, the earlier we are able to scale back or maybe sometime get rid of the dependence on fossil fuels. In some methods, we’ve solely begun on this space, and innovation is the important thing. If the type of initiative and innovation demonstrated by most of our Capstone tasks is any indication of the general public curiosity on this space, firms and authorities will paved the way.”

In response to ASET, the Capstone Undertaking of the Yr award was established in 2017 in response to overwhelming member curiosity in back-to-school tales about Capstone tasks undertaken by groups of engineering know-how college students from NAIT, SAIT, Crimson Deer Polytechnic and Lethbridge Faculty as a part of their end-of-program necessities.