Sustainable Workforce Development Network

Building Sustainable Career Pathways

Turning Waste Into Fuel
Azza Faiad is an up-and-coming leader in Egypt’s renewable energy space. In high school she discovered a way to convert plastics into biofuel, while significantly reducing the cost of the manufacturing process with a cheap, abundant catalyst not used before. Her work was supported by the Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute in Cairo, who saw her incredible potential as a scientist and creative thinker. She was awarded the EIRO Forum prize for her work, and was invited to participate in the EU Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS). She studied engineering at Alexandria University, and is currently a researcher in the Electrical and Control Engineering Department with the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport.