Board of Trustees

Oleg Budargin

Chairman of The Board Of Trustees, Vice-Chairman of The World Energy Council; Vice-Chairman of The Global Energy Interconnection Development And Cooperation Organization (Geidco)

Alexander Novak

Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation

Abel Didier Tella (Ivory Coast)

General Director of the Association of Power Utilities of Africa

Julio María Sanguinetti Coirolo (Uruguay)

President of Uruguay (March 1985 to March 1990) and (March 1995 to March 2000)

Vladimir Bogdanov

Ceo: PJSC Surgutneftegas

Alexey Miller

Chairman of The Management Committee, PJSC Gazprom

Andrey Murov

First Deputy General Director – Executive Director, PJSC Rosseti

Victor Khmarin

Representative, RusHydro

Mikhail Gutseriev

Chairman of The Board, PJSC Nk «Russneft»

Alexey Likhachev

Director General, Rosatom

Mikhail Gorbachev

President, Gorbachev Foundation

Vyacheslav Solomin

Chief Operating Officer, En+ Group

Rainer Seele

Chief Executive Officer, OMV (July 2015 to September 2021)

Arkady Dvorkovich

FIDE President

1650 hydrogen molecules per hour

The Novosibirsk scientists have proposed a new efficient method for synthesis of a highly active photocatalyst for hydrogen production under the action of sunlight. The materials developed are porous “sponges” made of graphite-like carbon nitride with platinum nanoparticles. The system showed one of the highest values of photocatalytic activity, among all known analogues, with a low content of noble metals, the Russian Science Foundation says.

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Metal-organic frameworks for CO2 capture

British renewable energy company Drax along with Promethean Particles, a metal-organic framework manufacturer and the University of Nottingham is going to test an innovative CO2 capture unit at the bioenergy power plant in North Yorkshire. If the tests are a success, Drax will launch construction of a full-fledged commercial analogue in 2024, its first stage will be put into operation in 2027, and the second one – in 2030.

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Rae Kwon Chung: the new climate economy can be a job generator

Transition to a sustainable economic development model focused on investment in the planet’s resources and human capital increase will lead to rapid generation of new jobs. Rae Kwon Chung, Chairman of the International Award Committee of the Global Energy Prize, talked about this in the lecture The New Climate Economy and Carbon Neutrality on May 19 as part of the New Horizons online forum arranged by the Russian Znanie Society.

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May 2022