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IAgrE Award winners announced at Cereals 2024

By 20th June 2024June 26th, 2024No Comments
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Farmers Weekly machinery editor Oli Mark has won the IAgrE award for the best article or broadcast highlighting the vital role of engineering in modern food and energy production.

Andrew Meredith accepted Oli Mark’s award on behalf of Farmers Weekly, presented by IAgrE’s chief executive Charlie Nicklin

The award is kindly sponsored by the Institution of Agricultural Engineers, the professional body for engineers, scientists, technologists, and managers in the land-based sector.

It was presented at the Guild’s Bangers and Beer reception at the Cereals Event on Tuesday, June 11, by IAgrE’s chief executive Charlie Nicklin.

Oli’s article, ‘NI farm turns slurry and food waste into bio-LNG fuel‘, published in Farmers Weekly, detailed the world’s first small-scale production facility for renewable liquified natural gas. The project is unique because it is housed on a dairy farm, transforming waste materials into a zero-carbon fuel.

The runner-up was freelance journalist and former Farmers Guardian editor Emma Penny, who wrote a feature assessing the use of alternative fuels for agricultural vehicles.

Her feature, published in Farmers Guardian, entitled, ‘Carbon neutral haulage drives on-farm opportunities‘ (Page 1, Page 2) assessed the increasing use of technology to power HGVs, including all-electric and hydrogen powered vehicles to help increase environmental credentials and drive down the industry’s carbon footprint.

Mr Nicklin praised the quality of the content submitted, adding:

“We were surprised and thrilled with the amount of people that entered this year. Congratulations once again to Oli and Emma.”

The two winners will share a £1,500 prize pot.


FG head of machinery and technology Toby Whatley accepted Emma Penny’s runner up award