Fifty students from across the UK have attended a residential course to find out more about low-carbon energy sources.
Sponsored by global energy services company Senergy, the course enabled the 15 and 16-year-old students to spend time learning about new, renewable energy sources such as tidal, wave and wind energy, through a series of presentations and practical exercises.
The course was hosted by The School of Marine Science and Technology at Newcastle University as they are involved in conducting world class research in renewable energy sources, particularly focusing on marine sources.
Students were able to study differences between the power sources while learning about the engineering challenges involved in capturing, distributing and storing energy from the environment.
They then competed in teams to design and make the most effective and innovative energy capturing devices.
Throughout the course students also attended lectures and presentations delivered by engineers and scientists which explored the future of low-carbon energy.
Senergy CSR Steering Group chair Steve Ludlow said: “We are delighted to support such a worthwhile initiative.
“We believe there is an increasing need to provide low carbon energy through the use of renewable and carbon storage and we have a strategy to be part of that change through the development of our alternative energy business.
“We are therefore very pleased to be involved with this worthwhile project, attended by youngsters who may well be involved in developing strategies to produce low carbon energy in the future.”