The Global Energy Association and scientific community of the Republic of Belarus: speaking the same language
On February 26, the Global Energy Association had a meeting with representatives of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Belarus and the International Association of the Academies of Sciences, the latter including the academies of sciences of the CIS countries as well as Vietnam, Mongolia, China, and Montenegro.
Significantly, the founder of the International Association of the Academies of Sciences and its oldest President in terms of tenure is Boris Paton, the 2010 Global Energy Prize laureate. Participants of the meeting have also found other common grounds: the necessity to expand the joint expert base, to increase the international recognition of Associations, and joint participation in energy projects and events.
The meeting resulted in signing two cooperation agreements. The first one will be signed in spring with the National Academy of Sciences. In September, the Association will participate at the meeting of the International Association of the Academies of Sciences’ Council, at which an official cooperation agreement will be signed as well.
Sergey Chizhik, First Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus commented the results of the meeting: ‘We received an offer from the Association to participate in its contests and projects. We see here a place for Belarusian science, because we are talking not only about oil, but also about different types of energy. It is a relevant topic today. We are on the verge of launching a nuclear power plant and are seriously thinking about electrical energy. Today we presented our developments in the field of energy storage, and are looking for the new original materials for batteries. We think it will be interesting.’