The Global Energy Prize International Award Committee
Rae Kwon Chung
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, Professor Emeritus at Institute of Convergence, Science and Technology of Incheon National University
Supervisor of the Geoecology Department, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas
Founding Director & CTO at KVI Holdings
Director of the Melentiev Energy Systems Institute of Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Corresponding Member of RAS, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor
Deputy Director General – Science at International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
CO2 absorber for oil tankers: innovation in hydrocarbon transportation
A consortium of shipping organisations led by the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD) has received approval in principle from the American Bureau of Shipping to use a carbon capture system onboard an oil tanker.
Russian scientists propose new diagnostics method for wellbore casings in oil wells
Scientists from Perm Federal Research Center of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (PFRC UB RAS) and Loughborough University (UK) have developed a new method for inspecting wellbore casings in oil wells that has the potential to streamline the fault detection procedure. The results of the study will be published in the journal Geophysics issued by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
Hydropower plants provided for half of growth of RES capacity in Africa
Africa facilitated the commissioning of hydro power plants based on the renewable energy sources (RES): in 2021, the incremental RES capacity in the region made 2.2 GW, and in 2022 – 2.7 GW according to the newly published annual review by IRENA. Almost half of this growth – a bit less than 1.3 GW – was provided by hydro power plants (HPPs), the remaining 1.4 GW fall on the solar panels (1 GW), wind generators (0.3 GW) and geothermal units (0.1 GW).