A senior lecturer at the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, Ing. Dr. Samuel Tulashie, was adjudged the winner at the Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE) the 4th Engineering Excellence Awards held on February,2018 in Accra.
Dr. Tulashie was honoured for producing bioethanol from liquid waste of cassava dough.
A citation that accompanied the award acknowledged his outstanding contribution to society, industry and the national economy through the production of bioethanol.
The citation partly reads: “Ing Dr. Tulashie is a research-oriented person and has undertaken a number of engineering research works in the local and international front, which seeks to inform policymakers, the scientific community and the general public on renewable energy. Ing. Dr. Samuel Tulashie submitted a paper on the production of Bioethanol from the liquid waste of cassava dough during processing for the research and academic-industrial award”.
It further stated that “For having made an outstanding contribution for public benefit through research for your contribution to society, industry, and the national economy by providing alternative uses of starch effluent in the production of bioethanol from the liquid waste of cassava dough during processing, the GhIE accords you in the Practitioners/projects category, the research & Academic-Industrial Award”.
The prestigious annual Engineering Excellence Awards, organised by the Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE) is aimed at honouring outstanding contributions of individuals and organisations, including engineering students who have demonstrated great potential for research in Engineering in the country leading to the transformation of engineering excellence and innovations.
The ceremony attracted seasoned Engineers, Council Members, past presidents of the Institution, Engineers across the country and the general public.