The results of the Global Energy Association business trip to Sao Paulo (Brazil)
From 26 until 28 of November the representatives of the Global Energy Association were on a working visit to Sao Paulo (Brazil), during which they participated in the 17th Brazilian Congress of Thermal Sciences and engineering ENCIT-2018 and talked about cooperation with the heads of Brazilian universities, research centers and energy companies.
On the first day of the 17th Brazilian Congress of Thermal Sciences and engineering ENCIT-2018 Maria Zelenyak, Vice President for development and projects of the Global Energy Association, presented the activities of the Association, told about main directions and projects. On the same day, the 2018 Global Energy Prize laureate, Academician of RAS, Sergey Alekseenko made a report on vortex phenomena in energy within the Energy of Knowledge Program. The scientist convinced that vortex processes play an important role in the development of perspective energy technologies, allowing to increase the efficiency of fuel combustion and controlling the operations of hydroelectric power plants.
The main topics of the Global Energy Association’s negotiations with universities and companies in the field of energy were the expansion of the Association's programs, the possibility of student exchange between the parties, the common experts work on tasks and organization lectures by the Global Energy Prize laureates in various international universities. Thus, Gerhard Rybacki, President of the Brazilian Association of engineering and mechanics, during the negotiations on cooperation noted that their Association is interested in the participation of Brazil young scientists in the Global Energy of Youth. In addition, they would like to participate in the Global Energy Prize Summit, which will be held in April 2019 in Karlsruhe (Germany), to discuss the energy problems of Brazil with international experts and find a joint solution. In turn, Matteo Bucci, Associate Professor of Nuclear Physics and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), offered the Association's Youth Programs laureates to undertake internship at MIT.
The Global Energy Association's delegation visited the University of Sao Paulo during the business trip. Ildo Sauer, Vice-President of the Institute of Energy and Environment of the University of Sao Paulo, ex-Director of the largest Brazilian oil and gas company Petrobras, said that the representatives of the University are interested in participating in the Global Energy Summit, specified about the stages of the Prize nomination cycle and conditions of joining the Association`s expert pool.
It should be noted that University of Sao Paulo engaged in both educational, scientific and research activities. There are several laboratories at the University, which were demonstrated to the Global Energy Asspciation’s delegation during the excursion.
A meeting with the leadership of the Research Center for Gas innovations of the University (RCGI) was held at the end of the business trip. The representatives of the RCGI mentioned that they had been acquainted with of the Global Energy Association’s activities for a long time. Also, they were interested in the project for building a power plant with zero CO2 emissions into the atmosphere of the Global Energy Prize laureate and the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee Chairman Rodney John Allan. Pursuing a common goal of strengthen educational activities in the field of energy Professor Edmilson Santos proposed to give online lectures for Russian students who study in the gas field. He invited to participate in the UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 25) which will be held in Brazil in 2022 and in the Conference of sustainable development of the energy sphere in cooperation with Imperial College London.