GreenPB wins first Armourers & Brasiers' Venture Prize
The first Armourers & Brasiers' Venture Prize of £25,000 has been won by GreenPB, a team of scientists and engineers based at the University of Cambridge. The invention was created by a team led by Dr Vasant Kumar at the Department of Material Sciences and Metallurgy, which developed a revolutionary method of recycling lead acid batteries. The IfM's Nigel Williams was part of the team of students from several departments who took the idea forward, wrote the business plan and entered the competition. GreenPB were also finalists in this year's Cambridge University Entrepreneurs Business Plan Competition. The new technology will provide lead metal and battery manufacturers with innovative, cheap and environmentally friendly technology which may replace previous ineffective and polluting methods for lead metal processing.