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Calling all students: have you got a bright energy idea?

Shell and KAZENERGY have come together to launch the Student Energy Challenge. The competition is aimed at encouraging students from technical universities across Kazakhstan to come up with original and innovative ideas that could deliver solutions to the growing energy dilemma.

The aim of the Student Energy Challenge is to encourage technical students to come up with original and innovative ideas that could potentially deliver solutions to the energy challenge, focusing on six themes:

  1. Monitoring fuel and energy resources
  2. Developing alternative energy from non-traditional sources
  3. Increasing energy efficiency and conservation – in domestic or commercial usage
  4. More effective use of electric and heat-power engineering
  5. Production of primary energy resources – oil, gas, coal, uranium – with less CO2
  6. CO2 reduction in transportation, power generation, building construction, domestic energy usage or food

Duncan van Bergen, VP Upstream and Country Chair for Shell in Kazakhstan: “The growing global energy demand poses a real conundrum. We need to find a way of producing enough energy to meet the needs of a rapidly increasing global population, while at the same time reducing our impact on the environment. Meeting this enormous challenge will require a lot of innovation and collaboration and our young people have a vital role to play. The Student Energy Challenge is about stimulating students thinking on this important global topic”.

Bolat Akchulakov, Director General of the KAZENERGY Association: “For the young generation, nothing is more important than being appreciated and successful in their future professional environment. This opportunity provided by the "Students Energy Challenge" contest, will bring together the best initiative and creative youth of Kazakhstan. We invite those, who are courageous, smart and resourceful to participate in the challenge”.


The jury consists of highly qualified local and foreign experts of the industry

Serik Tutebayev
Samruk-Energy JSC Managing director for production and asset manage-ment

Professor, Dr. Anatoly B. Zolotukhin
Counsellor on International Affairs. Russian State Gubkin   University of Oil and Gas (Moscow, Russia).  Senior Vice President of the WPC

Bert Hazelaar
Finance Manager Shell Kazakhstan

Kabyldin К. 
Deputy General Director, RK Government Relations, Caspian Pipeline Consortium-K


Assel Ibrayeva
External Relations and Internal Communications Adviser Shell Kazakhstan
Danara Zhumadilova
Coordinator of  КAZENERGY  Educational program

Materials of the challenge are available by link
Interim results of the competition are available in the "News" section


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