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Keble Engineering Students win BP Competition

Wednesday 12 March 2014

A team of three Keble 2nd year Engineering Science students consisting of Christopher Clay, Talbot Kingsbury and Jan Paszkiewicz has won the UK leg of the BP Ultimate Field Trip competition, an international competition that challenges students and undergraduates to solve a real-world problem which will help BP meet the world’s growing demand for energy safely and responsibly.  The Keble team, 'I Challenge You to a Joule', came up with a way that energy companies can reduce the amount of power they use in their operations by harnessing the energy wasted during drilling for hydrocarbons to power the production of aluminium.

Out of 120 teams from across the UK, four teams made it to the final, which was hosted by Clare Balding and held at the Royal Institution. During the final, each team was quizzed for 20 mins by the 4 judges in front of a large audience. The Keble team was up against strong competition from the universities of Strathclyde, Birmingham and Durham, but came out victorious in the end.