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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.

The solemn Global Energy Prize Award Ceremony will take place in Moscow

The solemn Global Energy Prize Award Ceremony - 2018 will take place on October 4, at 14:00, on the second day of the "Russian Energy Week" forum. This year the scientists from Russia and Australia, Academician Sergey Alekseenko of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Professor Martin Green from UNSW Sydney, are awarded a high prize. The prize fund in 2018 is 39 million rubles (approximately $ 550 000).

Laureates-2018 were named in June at a meeting of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee meeting. Sergey Alekseenko (Russia) is an Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, an expert in the field of thermophysics, energy, and energy conservation. He receives the prize for the preparation of thermophysical bases for the creation of modern energy and energy-saving technologies that allow the design of environmentally friendly thermal power plants (by simulating combustion processes of gas, coal and liquid fuels). They are also used in the development of new types of burners, methods of thermal processing of solid domestic waste to generate thermal energy, modeling the processes of liquefying natural gas and developing thermal and hydraulic safety standards for nuclear power plants.

It is noteworthy that the second year in a row, the prize is awarded for developments in the solar energy field. Martin Green from UNSW (Australia) will receive the Global Energy Prize for research, development and educational activities in the field of photovoltaics. Sales of systems using PERC solar cells, invented by Martin Green, exceeded 4 billion dollars at the end of 2016. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the total sales of solar cells using its technology will exceed 1 trillion US dollars by 2040. PERC solar cells are now becoming a commercial standard throughout the world. According to the forecasts, in the next decade, the solar elements will save another 750 million dollars on energy production in Australia only.

According to Rodney John Allam (UK) – Chairman of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, IPCC member awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, “the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee members chose the 2018 laureates among 44 candidates from 14 countries for a reason. Scientific developments of Sergey Alekseenko and Martin Green meet actual global energy issues, the scientists are absolute leaders in their fields. Recognizing such scientists, the Global Energy Prize helps to analyze world trends, which are crucial, because the Prize is one of TOP-99 international academic awards with the highest prestige and significance (according to IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence), and in ICDA prestige rating the Global Energy Prize is in the category of “Mega Prizes” for its laudable goals and exemplary practices”.

The award ceremony will be held on October 4 at 14:00, at the Plenary Hall (Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Manezhnaya pl.1). The event will take place during the Global Energy Prize Laureate's Week within the framework of which the association will conduct a series of events with the participation of members of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, young promising scientists and experts in the energy sector.

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