The team of Armenian students has made it to the final of The Earth Prize international environmental competition.12th grade students of Ayb school Ilya Lalazaryan, Nane Yengibaryan and Meri Shushanyan represent Armenia with Rene’Mask project of recycling medical masks; an innovative method for obtaining fuel from face masks in the laboratory.
Thus, RenéMask offers a solution to two major problems – environmental pollution and growing demand for alternative energy sources. Through chemical processing of masks it is possible to get liquid fuel, which can be used in heat transfer devices and some engines.
The Earth Prize is an environmental sustainability competition for teams of 13-19 year old students attending the same school.
On March 25th, one of the Finalist teams will be announced as The Earth Prize Winner and will receive a prize of $100,000, to be split in half between the team members and their school.
Check out the full report on the Public Radio of Armenia.