A business from South Wales has picked up one of the government's Greenius awards for its eco-friendly cooker.
Clyne Energy Ltd entered its LoCooker device into a national competition launched by deputy prime minister Nick Clegg last September, the aim of which was to seek "innovative solutions to questions of food, water and energy sustainability".
The LoCooker has been designed to use just a fraction of the amount of water associated with traditional methods and is suitable for preparing a range of foods including vegetables, meat and fish.
According to a report by the South Wales Evening Post, the firm plans to hold an official launch event for its LoCooker on Thursday afternoon.
Clyne Energy chairman Professor Ken Board said: "It is a wonderful achievement to gain recognition from the Government for our LoCooker. We think we've got a product that lines up there as a world-beating idea.
"The Greenius awards relate specifically to innovative solutions in food, water and energy sustainability. We obviously tick all the boxes here as each of these is central to the business of our company."