First International Sochi Energy Readings will be held in February
On February 12-14, the First International Sochi Energy Readings will be held at the Sirius University of Science and Technology. Within the framework of the event, experts from the Global Energy Association will give lectures on current issues in modern energy sector and will evaluate projects of students and young specialists. The main theme of the readings:' Sustainability, challenges for energy transformation and the climate change’. The event is organized by the Global Energy Association, the Russian National Committee of the World Energy Council, and the Sirius University of Science and Technology with the support of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation and the Roscongress Foundation.
The International Sochi Energy Readings project for Russian schoolchildren and students was created as a part of Russia's preparations for the 25th World Energy Congress, which will be held in St. Petersburg in 2022. The main goals of the project are the formation of the agenda for the upcoming congress and the promotion of the image of the energy industry among young people by demonstrating the latest domestic researches, promising developments in the energy sector and building direct communication between schoolchildren, students and leading world scientists, as well as employees of the fuel and energy complex.
Leading experts of the industry will present their reports on the following topics:
Rodney John Allam (UK) the 2012 Global Energy Prize laureate; the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee member; Member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007
Topic: ‘A pathway towards zero CO2 emission energy in the future ’.
Tomas Blees (USA) the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee member; President of the Science Council for Global Initiatives (SCGI).
Topic: ‘Climate Change and Global Development ’.
Ettore Bompard (Italy) professor of the Polytechnic University of Turin.
Topic: ‘Energy transition: the role of electricity as a commodity’.
Uralov Diaz (Kazakhstan) author of the development of remote control of the generator
Topic: 'Hydrogen generator for motor transport';
Rae Kwon Chung (South Korea) the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee Chairman; Member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007
Topic: ‘Super Grid as new paradigm for Climate Change’.
Valentin Parmon (Russia), the 2016 Global Energy Prize laureate, Vice President of the RAS, Chairman of the SB RAS, Academician of the RAS.
Topic: ‘Modern chemical catalysis is a fusion of science and practice’.
Sergey Alekseenko (Russia) the 2018 Global Energy Prize laureate, head of the Institute of Thermophysics SB RAS.
Topic: ‘Prospects for the development of geo - and petrothermal energy’.
Schoolchildren, students and young specialists who have passed the first stage of project selection organized by the Sirius University of Science and Technology across the country will be able to present their reports on energy topics to international experts. Projects will be presented in the following categories:
1. 'Traditional energy' electric power engineering, exploration, extraction, transportation and processing of fuel and power resources, heat power engineering, nuclear power engineering.
2. 'Non-traditional energy' renewable energy sources, bioenergy, fuel cells and hydrogen energy.
3. 'New ways of energy application' new materials used in power engineering, energy efficiency, efficient power storage, energy transportation.
Discussions of innovative technologies in the energy sector and development prospects of the largest Russian energy companies will be held at the forum. Representatives of such industry organizations as: PJSC Gazprom, Rosatom State Corporation, PJSC RusHydro, PJSC Surgutneftegas, PJSC FGC UES, as well as representatives of leading Russian universities SPbGU, NRU MPEI, MGIMO (University) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, TSU, KuzGTU are invited to participate.