Green transition in the energy sector - award focus in 2021

The energy sector represents almost three quarters of man-made greenhouse gases and is currently undergoing a transition to reduce its carbon footprint and eventually reach net-zero carbon emissions. 

To support this sustainable development, this year’s award funds are earmarked a researcher working with the green transition in the energy sector. The researcher ideally defines the next practice to meet the needs of a changing energy system and has the ingenuity to suggest new and better solutions to society’s challenges.

The applicants will have demonstrated/documented capabilities and peer reviewed research within one or more of these areas: power-to-X/hydrogen, carbon capture and storage, storage of renewable energy, sector coupling. 


June 2020, former CEO for Ramboll Flemming Bligaard Pedersen stepped down as chair for the Ramboll Foundation. To honour Flemming Bligaard’s accomplishments in his 44 years of serving Ramboll and the Ramboll Foundation, an annual 65,000 Euros award is made available for an outstanding early-career researcher whose work represents extraordinary contributions to sustainable development. 

The award will be given in November 2022. This year, the award funds are earmarked for a researcher working with the green transition of the energy sector.

The ambition behind the Flemming Bligaard Award is to uncover new knowledge with emphasis on bright ideas, and applicable sustainable solutions providing knowledge to people and society. The award pays tribute to Flemming Bligaard as a leader who epitomises both technical excellence and a deep rooted, value-based human approach, in continuation of Børge Rambøll and Johan Hannemann, Ramboll’s original founders.