The fourth industrial revolution or as it is also called “Industry 4.0” is an era of innovation characterized by the transition to automated digital production, managed by intelligent systems in real time. The new type of industrial production is based on such technologies as big data, automation, blockchain, Internet of things, artificial intelligence, smart grids. It is obvious that the coming industrial reality will have a significant impact on all spheres of life. Experts of the VIII Global Energy Prize Summit`s round table devoted to the fourth industrial revolution, considered the impact of “Industry 4.0” on the energy sector, assessed the benefits of technological innovations and possible risks.
Universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy is one of the 17 global goals of the UN 2030 agenda for sustainable development. One of the VIII Global Energy Prize Summit`s round tables, held at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, was devoted to the discussion of the requirements for achieving this goal. Representatives of the energy sector from 6 countries identified the economic, environmental, social aspects of the energy goal of the 2030-agenda, as well as the role of international energy cooperation.
The winners of the Global Energy Youth Talks, which was held within the framework of the VIII Global Energy Prize Summit in Germany, became known. According to the experts' assessment, the winner became Alexander Murray with a project of optimization algorithms in solving engineering problems in power systems. He received a special invitation to the 2019 Global Energy Prize Ceremony. The second winner, who received the audience award, became Holger Roehm with the development of special sunglasses.
Humanity is about to usher in a new technological cycle, which implies structural changes in the economic model and a fundamental revision of the strategy for managing the energy system. Experts of the VIII Global Energy Prize Summit taking place today, on April 10 at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany), are convinced that this transition requires large-scale investments and decisive political action. While discussing the changes of the global energy landscape, the Summit’s participants identified ways to improve energy efficiency and named obstacles preventing the necessary deep transformation.
On April 9, within the Zero day of the VIII Global Energy Prize Summit, the 2012 Global Energy Prize laureate, Member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, Technical Director of Net Power LLC Rodney Allam told the students of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, about the world's first TPP, which operates on the basis of a special cycle named in his honor. The technology allows to generate inexpensive and clean energy from hydrocarbon fuels without harmful emissions into the environment.
The application period for the participation in the Global Energy Youth Program, which became international in 2019, starts on April, 10. Now young engineers from all over the world can take part in the contest for the best research project and implemented idea. The winners will receive grants for the continuation of research and personal awards in the amount of one million rubles each. The total prize fund of the program this year is 56 000 Euros.
On April 9, the 2012 Global Energy Prize laureate, Member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, Technical Director of Net Power LLC Rodney Allam will tell the students of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) about his unique development, which allows to generate inexpensive and clean energy from hydrocarbon fuels. The scientist's speech will be held within the Zero day of the VIII Global Energy Prize Summit.
Watch the live broadcast of the VIII Global Energy Prize Summit in English, in German, in Russian. The live broadcast will start on April 10th at 09.30 a.m. (German time).
Building on its long-term experience in holding contests for young scientists in Russia, the Global Energy Association is bringing its Youth Program to the international level starting from 2019. Now young engineers from all over the world can take part in the contest for the best research project and implemented idea.
The Global Energy Association completed the application period for the Global Energy Prize in 2019. All nomination submissions are handed over for professional examination. The final decision on the laureates’ selection will be taken by the International Award Committee, which consists of 20 honored experts from 14 countries. The names of new laureates will be announced on May 30, 2019.
The VIII Global Energy Prize Summit will take place at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, on April 10, 2019. Under the heading “Energy in the new technological cycle” world-leading scientists, politicians and industry experts from 13 countries will meet to discuss the most pressing energy and climate challenges of today. Within the framework of this topic, a panel session and several round tables will be held at the Summit.
The nomination submissions for the 2019 Global Energy Prize will be accepted till March, 20 on the official website. Self-nomination for the Prize is not allowed.The names of new laureates will be announced on May 30, 2019.
Vice-chairman of the World Energy Council Oleg Budargin became Chairman of the Global Energy Association Board of Trustees. The relevant decision was made by Board of Trustees’s general meeting.
On March 2, at the age of 89, an outstanding scientist, author of fundamental and works in the field of physics, the 2005 Global Energy Prize laureate passed away.
On February 27, the delegation of the Global Energy Association held a meeting with the senior representatives of the International Institute of Energy Policy and Diplomacy (MIEP) MGIMO to discuss the format of further cooperation.
The Global Energy Prize Award Ceremony won a prize of the International Festival of event marketing and communications BEMA in the nomination "Best award ceremony".
According to the new statute, the Global Energy Prize will be given in 3 nominations since 2019: "Traditional energy", "Non-traditional energy" and "New ways of energy application". The Global Energy Association continues accepting nomination submissions on its official website. Names of new laureates will be announced at the end of May 2019.
The head of SpaceX Elon Musk declared that Raptor rocket engine reached an indicator of 268.9 bars and broke the record set by the Russian RD-180 engine. The creator of the rocket RD-180 engine Boris Katorgin, the Global Energy Prize laureate -2012, notes that there is no exact data for the assessment of this achievement.
The Day of Russian science is celebrated annually on February 8. The Global Energy Association`s team congratulates the Russian scientific community, employees of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) and Head of RAS, Alexander Sergeev. The Global Energy Association wishes honored scientists to continue their contribution to the world scientific heritage and young researchers to implement the most daring ideas and continue their eminent predecessor`s traditions.
Alexey Kontorovich, the 2009 Global Energy Prize laureate, the Global Energy Prize International Committee member, commented on political crisis in Venezuela, and named the actions of the USA illegitimate according to the international law. He also gave an estimation of the effect caused by this conflict on the world oil market.
Sergey Alekseenko, the 2018 Global Energy Prize laureate, RAS Academician, called the opening of a solar power plant with a capacity of 100 megawatts in Sarani (Karaganda, Kazakhstan region) an important step in the development of renewable energy in the country.
Political and business leaders from around the world outlined the far-reaching geopolitical implications of the energy transformation driven by the rapid growth of renewable energy. “The changes can be as significant as those which have arisen as a result of transition from biomass to fossil-fuels have done over the last 200 years,” say the authors of the report "A New World", the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation experts.
Geoffrey Hewitt, well-known British chemist and engineer, the 2007 Global Energy Prize laureate died on January 18, 2019. . Professor Hewitt devoted his life to the study of incredible phenomena at the boundaries of environments and the popularization of scientific knowledge.
On January 16, within the business trip to the World Future Energy Summit 2019 (Abu Dhabi, UAE), the Global Energy Association’s delegation made a visit to Khalifa University to discuss the terms of partnership with the University. Khalifa University is the world recognized research center that is engaged in the development of the knowledge-intensive industry, it actively expands the international partners’ network and the program for innovations advance in the UAE and the region in general.
“Renewables must account for at least two-thirds of total energy to achieve the goals of deep decarbonization and address the global warming by 2050,” considers Adnan Amin, member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). He discussed the issue of climate change due to hydrocarbon emissions and other human-induced disturbance at a special panel session within the World Future Energy Summit 2019 (WFES) in Abu Dhabi (UAE).
The Global Energy Association’s business program on the World Future Energy Summit 2019 (WFES) is underway. Today, on January 15, the Global Energy Prize Association’s delegation held a meeting with the representatives of Heriot-Watt University Dubai: Dr. Tadhg S. O’Donovan, Associate Head of School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, and Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer, Assistant Deputy Principal (Research and Innovation).
The representatives of the Global Energy Association delegation held a special meeting with Adnan Amin, member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), on the second day of the World Future Energy Summit 2019 (on January, 15) in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
"Development of bilateral diplomatic relations is the most effective tool of energy interest’s achievement," - considers Steven Griffiths, the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee Member, Senior Vice President for Research and Development, Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KUST). The expert made a speech at the World Future Energy Summit 2019 (WFES) today in Abu Dhabi (UAE), where he examined the value of the international relations in the context of global energy transition.
The annual World Future Energy Summit 2019 started on January, 14 in Abu Dhabi (UAE). It is one of the most authoritative event of the world energy industry. The delegation of the Global Energy Association traditionally participates in the event. Alexander Ignatov, acting President of the Global Energy Association, and Sun Xiansheng, IEF Secretary General, have held a meeting to discuss the needed formats of further mutual interaction.
From 14 to 17 January 2019 the capital of United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi will hold the annual World Future Energy Summit, one of the most influential events of the energy area. The global annual summit will gather the industry leaders, heads of large corporations, industry experts, investors and executives for discussion global energy problems. The delegation of the Global Energy Association traditionally takes part in the business program of the forum.
SLD Laser company is a world leader in the commercialization of visible laser light sources, has announced the production launch of its LaserLight™ laser diodes for automotive and specialty lighting applications. Its co-owner, Dr. Shuji Nakamura has been developing LaserLight with a group of scientists. He is the 2015 Global Energy Prize laureate and Nobel Laureate in Physics (2014). The prototype of LaserLight for intelligent illumination is shown at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 8 – 11, 2019.