Durham University student earns global prize for clean energy device

By Opeyemi BabalolaA Durham University student, Jeremiah Thoronka, has won a global award for his work in trying to combat energy poverty.The 21-year-old awardee from Sierra Leone invented a device that uses kinetic energy from traffic and pedestrians to generate clean power.Thoronka, who is studying a Master’s degree in sustainability was one of 10 finalists shortlisted for the inaugural Global Student Prize. The awardee will receive a one-off prize of $100,000 (£74,741).According to BBC, the accolade is billed as the sister award to the Global Teacher Prize, and given to…

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