Lettinga Award

The Call for the 2024 Lettinga Award is now open!

The Lettinga Award is a cash prize of €10,000 and was initiated in 2001 by the Lettinga Foundation. The goal of the award is to stimulate innovative ideas in the field of anaerobic technology aimed at resource recovery for closing cycles. Anaerobic processes can play a crucial role in enabling the recovery of resources, especially in combination with additional physical-chemical technologies. Thus, this year’s topic is ‘Innovative technological systems, that include anaerobic processes, for closing cycles’.

The Lettinga Award is adjudged to a project, not an individual or institute. The innovative idea should be in the discovery phase (TRL, Technology Readiness Levels 1 or 2) and should not be part of a bigger project. The award is meant to boost beginning ideas towards a proof of principle. For more information visit our website or download the call here.

This year’s edition is sponsored by Biothane, LeAF and Paques.

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Present your idea in a PowerPoint presentation (max. 10 slides) and short abstract (max 500 words). In your application explain your proposed project, provide details on how you will use the funds, and describe the potential impact of your project. Please send your application package to info@leaf-wageningen.nl before the first of May 2024 and include “Lettinga Award 2024” in the subject line.

The winner of the Lettinga Award will be announced during the closing ceremony of the 18th IWA World Conference on Anaerobic Digestion (IWA AD18) in Istanbul, Türkiye.

We are looking forward to your ideas!