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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.

Alexander Novak will present the Global Energy Prize to the laureates of 2019

On October 3rd, on the second day of the Russian Energy Week International Forum, the Global Energy Prize Award Ceremony will take place. The Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak will present the Global Energy Prize to the laureates of 2019. Laureates will receive gold medals, gold badges, diplomas and will share the prize fund of 39 million rubles. The event starts at 11.30 at the Plenary сonference hall.

The Global Energy Prize International Award Committee selected the 2019 Global Energy Prize laureates at a meeting in May. Professor Frede Blaabjerg (Denmark) and Dr. Khalil Amine (USA) received high awards.

Danish professor Frede Blaaberg, an expert in the field of power electronics, became the laureate in the nomination "Non-traditional energy". The Global Energy Prize is awarded to him “for outstanding technical contributions to the design of power management systems enabling the integration of renewable power”. In the 1990s, he made a number of inventions in the field of variable speed drive technology, and today they are regularly applied in wind turbines, and allow for rational generation of electricity, saving tens of millions of dollars a year.

American professor Khalil Amine has won in the nomination “New ways of energy application”. He is the world record holder in the number of publications on the topic of rechargeable batteries. The prize was awarded to him “for outstanding contribution into the development of the efficient electrical energy storage technology". His studies are related to the creation of new cathodes and anodes for lithium-ion batteries, participated in the development of new liquid-polymer electrolyte systems, lithium-oxygen, lithium-sulfur, sodium-ion batteries. Battery cells developed by him are used by many corporations: BASF, Envia, LG Chemical, Microvast, Samsung Chemical, TODA, Umicore. Not so long ago, Dr. Amine developed a new superoxide battery system capable to yield up to five times more energy than lithium-ion batteries. This discovery gave impetus to a new round of research aimed at increasing the energy density of batteries and reducing costs, which should lead to a sharp increase in the number of electric vehicles in the future.

The solemn Global Energy Prize Award Ceremony will be held on October 3rd at 11.30 (Plenary conference hall), within the framework of the Russian Energy Week International Forum (CEH ‘Manege’, Moscow, Manezhnaya Square, 1). Later during that day, the reception in honor of the 2019 Global Energy Prize lauretas will be held at the Pashkov house at 19.00.The events will be held during the Global Energy Prize Laureates’ Week. Within this week the Association will hold a number of events with the participation of members of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, young scientists and experts in the energy industry.

 

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