Next up for Kamal is to pitch his idea - CNPPS (Carbon Negative Permeable Pavement System) - to a panel of celebrity judges at City Hall on 16 April.

Kamal, who graduated in 2017 with a BEng in Civil Engineering with First Class Honours, was the winner of last year's Enterprise Challenge, run by the i3 Centre. In the short video below he shares his experience of the challenge, if you want to know more about the challenge it's three minutes well spent.

But that's not all, Kamal - and CNPPS - have recently been accepted on the Crowd for Angels platform to raise the funds needed to complete the road testing trials. The trials are vital to proving the new CNPPS technology is as efficient as the traditional asphalt methodology, and to prove CNPPS' carbon negative environmental and economic benefits in addition to its strength, durability, and permeability.

The tests will be carried out at Avery Hill campus by the government approved PTS material testing laboratory and if successful as expected, will lead to CNPPS technology being accredited by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) for Highways England and the local authorities across the UK. The road testing trials are considered the most important milestone, so CNPPS can be adopted by the local authorities, one step closer to be used in future projects.

Congratulations, and good luck Kamal - we'll all be cheering you on from the sidelines on 16 April.

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