The short list will be made up of 15 nominees – five for each of the prizes to be awarded –Conventional Energy, Non-Conventional Energy and New Ways of Energy Application.
Last year, scientists from eight countries made up the 15 nominees – Australia, China, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan and the United States. This year 106 nominees from 36 countries are competing for a spot on the short list. A total of 34 nominees are listed in the Conventional Energy category, with 45 in Non-Conventional Energy and 27 in New Ways of Energy Application.
On the day the short list is to be announced, Rodney Allam, Nobel Prize laureate and winner of the 2012 Global Energy Award, will deliver an online lecture to students and staff at the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. Rodney Allam is the inventor of the Allam Cycle technology, which allows for the generation of clean, inexpensive energy from hydrocarbon fuel with no harmful emissions to the environment.
In June, within the framework of the St. Petersburg International Economic Form, Rae Kwon Chung, 2007 Nobel Prize laureate and Chairman of the Global Energy International Award Committee, delivered a lecture at the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University.