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Bright Minds Challenge award for Ernesto Julio Calvo with Inquimae

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Bright Minds Challenge award for Ernesto Julio Calvo with Inquimae

Prof. Ernesto J. Calvo, Inquimae

On 13 June 2017 scientist Ernesto Julio Calvo (Argentina), who invented Inquimae - a new way of extracting lithium that is powered by solar energy and is quicker and cleaner than any existing technology - won the first prize in the Bright Minds Challenge. He will be awarded with 500 hours expert support to accelerate the scaling-up of his solution from DSM and its partners. The prize was handed over by DSM CEO Feike Sijbesma at an award ceremony during the Bright Minds Challenge Grand Final in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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(L to R) Howard Weinstein (Solar Ear), Richard Awuor (Cellulike) & Professor Calvo (Inquimae)

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