Scientists from 43 Countries Nominated for the 2022 Global Energy Prize
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On 20 March 2022, the Global Energy Association finished accepting applications for the award of the same name. This year the Association surpassed its own records of the last nomination cycle.

The 2022 long-list includes for the first time 119 nominations from 43 countries. In 2021, there were 106 nominations from 36 countries.  This year, for the first time, there are nominations from Ecuador, Guatemala, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, Tajikistan, the UAE, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. For the first time, 10 women have been nominated for the award.  This record-breaking performance is a result of the association’s management’s efforts to expand geographically and to promote the award internationally, with a specific focus on the developing world.

The number of applications in the Conventional Energy nomination has increased from 34 to 46 compared to last year; most of these are in exploration, production, transportation and processing of energy resources (15), nuclear energy (12), electrical and heat power industry (14). The Non-Conventional Energy nomination collected 40 applications, of which 25 were for renewable energy, 5 for bioenergetics, and 6 for fuel cells and hydrogen energy. The New Ways of Energy Application received 33 nominations; of them, 18 were for new materials used in modern energy engineering, and others were for efficient use (7), storage (2), and energy transportation (2).

Applications were also received under the Management subcategory designed to distinguish breakthrough management solutions in the field of energy. In the Conventional Energy nomination, 5 such applications were received; Non-Conventional Energy and New Ways of Energy Application  collected 4  applications each.

The fact that the Conventional Energy nomination has taken the lead in terms of the number of applications once again highlights the fact that fossil fuels will play an important role in the world energy balance for a long time to come,” said Sergey Brilev, President of the Global Energy Association. “In turn, the wide range of topics that characterise the other two categories, from bioenergy and fuel cells to energy storage and the use of energy-efficient materials, proves that the energy transition can offer some unseen options to consumers and suppliers”.

With the completion of the acceptance of applications, the first stage of the nomination cycle of the Global Energy Prize is over. At the second stage, independent experts will evaluate the nomination letters according to a fixed set of criteria, including scientific novelty and practical value. The top fifteen entries, five in each category, will then be shortlisted. From those, the International Committee will select three laureates. The names of the laureates will be announced in July at a ceremony in Khanty-Mansiysk. The award ceremony is going to take place in mid-October.

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