In 2020, the laureates were:
– Carlo Rubbia, Professor, Gran Sasso Science Institute, former Director-General of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Laureate in the “Conventional Energy” nomination for the promotion of sustainability of energy use in the field of nuclear waste and natural gas pyrolysis.
– Nikolaos Hatziargyriou, Director, Full Professor, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Laureate in the “New Ways of Energy Application” nomination for his contribution to the stability of power grid system by pioneering smart and microgrid system by using artificial intelligence.
– Peidong Yang, Director of the Kavli Energy Nanoscience Institute (ENSI), Professor of University of California, Berkeley. Laureate in the “Non-Conventional Energy” nomination for pioneering invention of nanoparticle based solar cell and artificial photosynthesis.
In 2021, the laureates were:
– Zinfer Ismagilov, Director of the Institute of Coal Chemistry and Material Science, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of
Sciences. Laureate in the “Conventional Energy” for his fundamental contribution to chemistry of carbon materials and heterogeneous catalysis in the fight against climate change.
– Suleyman Allakhverdiev, Head of the Controlled Photobiosynthesis Laboratory at the K.A. Timiryazev Institute of Plant
Physiology of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Laureate in the “Non-conventional energy” nomination for his outstanding contribution to the development of alternative energy, particularly his design for a system of artificial photosynthesis and for his cycle of scientific works on bioenergy and hydrogen energy.
– Yi Cui, Director of the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University. Laureate “New ways of energy application” nomination for his exceptional contributions in nanomaterials design, synthesis and characterisation for energy and the environment.
Yi Cui will be one of the speakers at the session of the Russian Energy Week “Energy Transition Technologies: How to Overcome Barriers?”, which will focus on the use of technologies designed to reduce the carbon footprint and improve energy efficiency.
Zinfer Ismagilov will make an address at the panel session “The future of coal energy in the era of the climate campaign: The end or a new beginning?”. The subjects for discussion will include the future of the coal industry in conditions of a global energy transition and the prospects for energy markets in developing countries, where the main basis is provided by coal-fired generation.
In addition to Zinfer Ismagilov, also taking part in the panel session will be Anatoly Yanovsky, aide to the head of the Russian president’s administration, Pavel Snikkars, Russian Deputy Energy Minister, Zhang Jianhua, head of the Chinese State Directorate for Energy, Shri Ramchandra Prasad Singh, Minister of Steel of India, as well as others.
The President of the Global Energy Association, Sergey Brilev will act as moderator for the session.
As part of the Youth Day at the Russian Energy Week, Alexander Novak will present awards to winners of the Energy Breakthrough hackathon which is staged jointly by the Moscow Power Engineering Institute and the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas. The participants in the hackathon will present their findings in the gas transport system sector and development of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.