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The Global Energy Prize annually honors outstanding achievements in energy research and technology from around the world that are helping address the world’s various and pressing energy challenges.

Innovative solutions of the Global Energy Prize laureates were presented to international experts of Power-Gen Russia

Today innovative solutions of the Global Energy Prize laureates were presented to experts from 12 countries of the world during the leading energy event, Power-Gen Russia. Partnership’s President Igor Lobovsky hold speech on strategic session “Energy Solutions and Innovations”.

As a reminder, the aim of Power-Gen Russia is to provide cooperation and share ideas on consecutive energy development. It gathers together global specialists who are interested in Russian energy sector. This time experts from Austria, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Korea, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, Great Britain and USA shared experience and innovative practical solutions that provide effectiveness and technological leadership of energy sector.

The “Global Energy” Non-profit Partnership participated in the joint strategic session of Power-Gen Russia. Partnership’s President Igor Lobovsky told about innovative solutions of the Global Energy Prize laureates that solve different energy problems – from new ways of energy generation and conservation to invention of lithium-ion rechargeable batteries that are being used globally now.

The first laureate that was mentioned is professor Thorsteinn Ingi Sigfusson who was awarded for implementation of hydrogen energy generation in Iceland. He developed action plan for an extensive experiment with hydrogen as an energy carrier in Iceland which is now being successfully implemented in the country.  Fuel cells have been already used for bus powering and the year 2015 will see its usage for fishing fleet. The second spoken-about laureate is Dr. Arthur Rosenfeld who is American energy efficiency revolutionary. His groundbreaking work in energy efficiency is estimated to have saved the US economy more than 100 billions of dollars. His simple yet outstanding idea of covering rooftops with white color dampens urban heat. Among famous Russian scientists Igor Lobovsky chose Filipp Rutberg to present. Dr. Rutberg proposed an innovative way to get energy from garbage. He created energy plasma technologies which can convert waste materials into synthetic fuels. His plasmatron allows to process even particularly toxic and harmful organic waste, turning it into energy. Thanks to this technology a small town with a population of 30 000 can provide itself with 40 % of electricity needed simply recycling it`s waste. And the last but not the least spoken-about laureate – Akira Yoshino – is famous for the invention of lithium-ion rechargeable battery that is being used now in all communication and information devices (for example, all Apple products), electric and hybrid transportation means.

At the end of the session Igor Lobovsky had summarized the panel’s outcome and emphasized the importance of prospective energy planning, personal innovative approach for Russia and need for development of technological platforms.

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