The Global Energy Prize is an award for outstanding achievements in scientific and technical R&D in the field of energy.
Fostering development of sciences, the Global Energy Prize emphasiыes the importance of international cooperation and the weight of involvement of public and private entities in efforts to ensure energy security and energy conservation on a global scale.
According to IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence, the Global Energy Prize ranks among the top 99 most prestigious and influential international awards.
Since 2003, the prize has been bestowed on 48 scientists from 15 countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, Ukraine, and the U.S.
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).