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THE RESULTS OF THE XV ENERGY OF YOUTH CONTEST HAVE BEEN SUMMED UP

The Global Energy Association has summed up the results of the XV All-Russian contest of youth scientific projects in the field of energy, The Energy of Youth. Three young scientists from Moscow became winners of the contest. Each of them will receive a grant of 1 million rubles to continue their research.

The Energy of Youth contest is held annually by the Global Energy Association in order to identify the most promising scientific research and development performed by students, post-graduate students and young scientists under the age of 35 and to stimulate their research activities in the field of energy.

Since 2018, the contest comprises three directions:
• Traditional energy (gas, coal, oil, heat energy and electrical power)
•  Non-traditional energy (RES, nuclear power, hydrogen energy, bioenergy)
• New technologies (fundamentally new types of technologies / materials for energy production, space technologies).

Here are the winners of the 15th All-Russian contest of youth scientific projects in the field of energy, The Energy of Youth:

1. Stanislav Fedotov. Research topic: Development of a Potassium-Ion Battery Based on Polyanionic Electrode Materials. Nomination: Novel Technologies (fundamentally new types of technologies/materials for energy production).

2. Yuri Luponosov. Research topic: Translucent and Flexible Solar Cells Based on New Organic Materials with Enhanced Stability. Nomination: Unconventional Energy (RES, nuclear power, hydrogen energy, bioenergy).

3. Ivan Evdokimov. Research topic: Development of Self-Extinguishing Wellhead Coupling Closure Members Used for Hydrocarbons Extraction by Multi-Stage Hydraulic Fracturing Method. Nomination: Conventional Energy (gas, coal, oil, heat and electricity).

It should be mentioned that in 2018, The Energy of Youth Contest received 91 projects from 36 regions of the Russian Federation. Lipetsk region, Chukotka Autonomous Region and Yaroslavl Region participated in the contest for the first time.
The most popular lines of research among the submitted applications were as follows: Exploration, extraction, transportation and processing of fuel and energy resources; Electric power; and Renewable Energy. More than 50% of the projects were submitted in the Conventional Energy nomination.
 

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