WATCH: Limerick students design gas-collecting, energy-producing bin for Young Scientist

Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly

LIMERICK students Paul Meehan and Conor Daly from Colaiste Mhuire, Askeaton, spoke to the Limerick Leader at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition at the RDS on Wednesday about their green bin innovation. 

Their project aims to redesign household food waste bins so they collect the methane gas coming from decomposing food.

Their smart bin is airtight and collects the gas, meaning the rubbish produces less harmful gases when it leaves the home and can in fact be harnessed into power.

"It can save money for people as they save on costs and could, for example, power homes in and around Limerick," Conor and Paul told us. 

The Askeaton lads are competing in the Technology sector at the Exhibition.

The Limerick Leader has a team covering the 54th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition which is taking place at Dublin's RDS and features a host of Limerick schools participating.

Students from 18 secondary schools across the city and county are presenting at the four day event, which started on Wednesday.

The Leader's team will soak up the abundance of innovation, unique ideas and creative thinking from over 1,000 young minds who will exhibit 550 projects in the hope of lifting a coveted trophy.

Around 50,000 people will pass through the doors of the RDS during the exhibition to get a flavour of the exciting, intriguing and mind-bending projects.