ETE student Shengle Huang received the UFW-KLV thesis prize within the domain of environmental sciences for his M.Sc. thesis ‘Optimization of Methanol-based Mixed Culture Chain Elongation’. This yearly prize is awarded to the best thesis or publication written by students in their M.Sc. phase. According to the jury the content of Huang´s thesis was ´impressive´. The thesis was clear and well-written with excellent tables and figures. In addition, the jury appreciated the practical applications of the thesis, which describes how low-grade organic waste is converted into valuable biochemicals.