On October 15, at the Electrochemical Society meeting in Atlanta (USA), Khalil Amine, the 2019 Global Energy Prize laureate, received the Battery Research Award.
Akira Yoshino, Japanese scientist, the 2013 Global Energy Prize Laureate will receive the Nobel Prize in Chemistry ‘for the development of lithium-ion batteries.’ Alongside with him, the American physicist John B. Goodenough and the British chemist M. Stanley Whittingham received the award. This was announced by the Nobel Committee for Chemistry at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences today. The Global Energy Prize was awarded to Akira Yoshino in the 2013 for ‘the invention of the rechargeable lithium-ion battery, an essential element for mobile electronic devices and various types of electric vehicles, including hybrids’.
On October 4th, an academic colloquium was held at the National Research University MPEI with the participation of 2019 Global Energy Prize laureates Khalil Amine and Frede Blaabjerg, leading specialists and professors of the University, young Russian and foreign scientists, power engineers. The colloquium was the final event of the Global Energy Prize Laureates’ Week, which took place at various discussion platforms from October 2nd to 5th.
The Global Energy Association took an active part in the Russian Energy Week International Forum, which was held in Moscow from October 2 to 5. The Association had an intense business programme and held its own session with leading experts of the energy industry. The main event within the framework of the forum was the Global Energy Prize Award Ceremony.
Today in Russia, special attention is paid to technical solutions that can increase the energy efficiency of rail transportation through the use of alternative energy sources and the introduction of the latest technologies. Khalil Amine, the Global Energy Prize laureate, Argonne Distinguished Fellow and the Manager of the Advanced Lithium Battery Technology Group at Argonne National Laboratory presented his ideas on the use of batteries in the railway industry and their widespread introduction at the session ‘Using Energy Storage and Distributed Generation at Russian Railways: Problems and Opportunities’, which was held as a part of the Russian Energy Week International Forum.
Science as the main driver of technological innovations should offer solutions and opportunities for the production, storage, transmission and consumption of energy without harming the environment and future generations. This opinion was shared by the participants of the session: ‘Mission possible: scientific response to universal energy challenges’ which was held as a part of the Russian Energy Week International Forum. With the support of political will and effective intersectoral collaboration, it is able to provide a new quality of life for all human beings on the planet. The Global Energy Prize laureates and the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee members have made these conclusions at the session organized by the Global Energy Association for the development of international research and projects in the field of energy.
On October 3, 2019 the Global Energy Association organized a solemn gala reception in honor of the 2019 Global Energy Prize laureates – Pr. Frede Blaabjerg (Denmark) and Dr. Khalil Amine (USA). Within the gala reception the diplomas were handed to the laureates, the Energy of Inspiration was given to the laureates’ wives. The Energy of Words International Media Contest winners were awarded as well. The guests of the event became representatives of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, member of the Global Energy Associations’ companies, the Russian Academy of Sciences, leading technical universities of the country, as well as industry experts.
October 3, Moscow (Russia). Today Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak awarded the prestigious and lucrative world science award, the 2019 Global Energy Prize, to professors Khalil Amine of the United States and Frede Blaabjerg of Denmark for their work on energy storage and integration technologies. The prize annually honors outstanding research that impacts live across the planet and provides technology addressing energy challenges.
On October 2, as part of the Global Energy Prize Laureates’ Week, a meeting of the International Award Committee was hold, chaired by Rae Kwon Chung. The agenda of the meeting included a discussion of the information strategy of the Association and issues of organizing summits. Also during the meeting, the participants indicated the date of the next meeting, at which the laureates of 2020 will be selected.
Steven Griffiths, the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee member; Senior Vice President for Research and Development, Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KUST) presented his vision on the future electricity systems and the transformations that are happening in the sector today. The lecture was held at at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics as a part of the Global Energy Association’s program ‘Energy of Knowledge’
Nowadays security of energy supply is a top priority and it is being observed from different angels. The issues of digital “hygiene” and managing cyber threats in the energy sector are inextricably linked with ensuring the reliability, accessibility and stable supply of energy resources, the 2019 Global Energy Prize laureate Frede Blaabjerg considers.
New energy paradigm is pushing the European energy industry to develop renewable energy resources. Denmark expects to be 100 percent fossil-free by 2050. According to Frede Blaabjerg, the 2019 Global Energy Prize laureate in order to achieve this goal the new technology of energy conversion is needed, in particular, power electronics. The scientist presented his achievements at his lecture ‘Renewable energy systems: prospects for development’, which was held as a part of the ‘Energy of Knowledge’ program of the Global Energy Association.
On October 1st the first official press conference of the 2019 Global Energy Prize laureates Khalil Amine (USA) and Frede Blaabjerg (Denmark) was held. Scientists discussed their innovative projects and scientific developments they were awarded for. The Global Energy Prize Award Ceremony will take place within the Russian Energy Week International Forum on October 3rd at 11.30 (Plenary conference hall).