Energy research and innovation: Moroccan woman honored in Italy

Djalila Ben Bouchta is the name of the young Moroccan researcher who won the “ENI Award 2020” in the “Young African Talent” section. An award she received Thursday, October 14, in Rome, during a ceremony chaired by Italian President Sergio Mattarella and marked by the presence of the Moroccan ambassador in Rome Youssef Balla.

She won over the jury, composed of scientists from prestigious research institutes including six Nobel Prize winners, with her research entitled “The development of a multidisciplinary approach to the provision of energy services”.

In addition, other awards were presented to young researchers, including the prize for research on the protection of air, water and soil awarded to the two German scientists Jürgen Caro and Jörg Kärger, the “Energy Transition” prize awarded to David Allen of the University of Texas, and the “Energy Frontier” prize won by Indian professor Chintamani Nages Ramachandra Rao.

The ENI Award, also known as the “Nobel Prize for Energy”, is an international prize initiated in 1987 by the Italian oil and gas company ENI. Its aim is to promote research and technological innovation in the field of energy and the environment.

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