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1 million rubles for the optimization of ICE: winner of the Energy of Breakthrough was awarded at the REW

Leonid Plotnikov, winner of the III All-Russian contest of implemented innovative energy projects the Energy of Breakthrough was awarded at the Energy Efficiency and Energy Development International Forum - ‘Russian Energy Week’ (REW). A young innovator from Yekaterinburg received a grant of 1 million rubles for increasing the power and efficiency of internal combustion engines. The award was presented to the winner by the president of the Global Energy Association Igor Lobovsky, the Global Energy Prize laureate 2012 Boris Katorgin and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Global Energy Association - Alexander Shokhin.

Note that the technology developed by the associate professor of the Ural Federal University named after the first president of Russia B.N. Yeltsin, is of fundamental importance not only for the Russian, but also for world energy. Its relevance is due to the fact that internal combustion engines are the most common source of energy among thermal engines and they are used in all sectors of the national economy. Optimization of work processes and designs of ICE with the help of technological solutions of Leonid Plotnikov allows not only to increase the power and efficiency of engines, but also solves environmental problems.

Speaking about his development, the scientist confirms that his main goals are to increase the reliability, economy and environmental friendliness of ICE. Its technology for non-pressurized engines increases the plant's capacity by 15% and reduces CO2 emissions to the atmosphere by 10% due to more complete combustion of fuel. Leonid's solutions for a supercharged engine make it possible to purify it of exhaust gases, reduce specific fuel consumption by 1.5%, and increase their efficiency by 2%. This reduces the cost of fuel for one car owner by 500 thousand rubles, and across Russia means a multi-billion dollar savings. The new result, which Leonid Plotnikov is striving for, is the development of a new engine with upgraded systems and its launch on the market.

"I plan to continue scientific researches, with the help of the award I want to create a new experimental setup and try new ways to improve the internal combustion engine," the scientist shared.

Recall that the Global Energy Association established all-Russian contest of innovative energy projects the Energy of Breakthrough in 2014. To participate in it, Russian scientists have to be under 45 years old. In the competition of 2017, innovators from all over Russia took part, but the biggest part of works was directed from St. Petersburg, Tomsk and Sverdlovsk regions. Annually, as a reward, the winner gets a personal grant of 1 million rubles, which he can use at his own discretion.

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