A paper published in Science co-authored by Professor Mark Sutton and Dr Massimo Vieno of the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH), showing that reducing ammonia emissions would be a cost-effective complement to nitrogen oxides and sulphur dioxide controls, has won a Frontiers Planet Prize. 

The Frontiers Planet Prize is an international science competition, launched by the Frontiers Research Foundation, which recognises breakthroughs in sustainable science.

From 20 national winners, four were announced as international winners at Frontiers Forum Live in Montreux, Switzerland, on 27 April.

The award-winning paper, Abating ammonia is more cost-effective than nitrogen oxides for mitigating PM2.5 air pollution, led by Baojing Gu, of Zhejiang University, China, and co-authored by the UKCEH scientists, was named as a joint winner, sharing the prize with a paper from the Netherlands.

The winning papers share the prize of one million Swiss francs (£902,000) to accelerate their research. There were also two other full prize winners.

For more information, visit frontiersplanetprize.org