The Association

The Association for the development of international research and projects in the energy sector – “Global Energy” – is a non-governmental organisation, created for the advancement and support of innovation within the realm of energy. And for the development of cooperation in energy.

The creation of  the Global Energy was proclaimed at a Russia-EU summit.

The Association has been in operation since 2002.

Our goal is to boost the international status of the Global Energy Prize – to enhance its broad profile world-wide and to promote the establishment of open dialogue in the fuel and energy sector by creating a discussion platform for interaction between enterprises and between countries.

The Association is an active participant in international events and holds its own events in different countries.

Prize laureates and members of the Global Energy Prize International Award Commitee also draw up the annual report containing their view of the sector’s future – in the form of “10 Ideas in Energy for the Next 10 Years”. The report’s contents are overseen by the association’s experts.

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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