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PJSC Gazprom, a global energy company focused on exploration, production, transportation, storage, processing and marketing of gas (including as vehicle fuel), gas condensate and oil, as well as electricity and heat generation and distribution. Gazprom has the world’s largest reserves of natural gas and is the world’s leading gas producer. Gazprom sells gas to Russian consumers and is also the world’s largest gas exporter, supplying over 30 countries. Gazprom is among Russia’s largest oil producers and the country’s leading heat and electricity generator.

Federal Grid Company (Rosseti Group) is a Russian energy company that provides electricity transmission services through the Unified National Electric Grid (UNEG). The Company is a natural monopolist in the sector.
The Company is included in a list of systemically important organisations of strategic importance to Russia.
The Company is the number one publicly traded global electricity transmission company based on the length of transmission lines (more than 142 thousand kilometers) and transformer capacity (over 345 GVA).
Federal Grid Company’s unique infrastructure is a backbone of the Russian economy. Its units are located in 77 regions of the Russian Federation, spanning a total area of 15.1 mln sq. kilometers.

PJSC Surgutneftegas is focused on hydrocarbon prospecting, exploration and production in three petroleum provinces in Russia: Western Siberia, Eastern Siberia and Timan-Pechora. Its production units use advanced equipment and technologies and are adapted to local geological and climate conditions, enabling the company to perform a full range of required operations independently. As a modern and responsible diversified business, PJSC Surgutneftegas fully meets its obligations to the government, shareholders, business partners and consumers, regularly upgrades its production capacities, uses natural resources sustainably, takes a consistent approach to environmental safety, and actively contributes to the social and economic development of the regions in which it operates.​

1650 hydrogen molecules per hour

The Novosibirsk scientists have proposed a new efficient method for synthesis of a highly active photocatalyst for hydrogen production under the action of sunlight. The materials developed are porous “sponges” made of graphite-like carbon nitride with platinum nanoparticles. The system showed one of the highest values of photocatalytic activity, among all known analogues, with a low content of noble metals, the Russian Science Foundation says.

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Metal-organic frameworks for CO2 capture

British renewable energy company Drax along with Promethean Particles, a metal-organic framework manufacturer and the University of Nottingham is going to test an innovative CO2 capture unit at the bioenergy power plant in North Yorkshire. If the tests are a success, Drax will launch construction of a full-fledged commercial analogue in 2024, its first stage will be put into operation in 2027, and the second one – in 2030.

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Rae Kwon Chung: the new climate economy can be a job generator

Transition to a sustainable economic development model focused on investment in the planet’s resources and human capital increase will lead to rapid generation of new jobs. Rae Kwon Chung, Chairman of the International Award Committee of the Global Energy Prize, talked about this in the lecture The New Climate Economy and Carbon Neutrality on May 19 as part of the New Horizons online forum arranged by the Russian Znanie Society.

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