With 38 GW installed electricity generation capacity, RusHydro is one of Russia’s largest power generating companies.
Including the Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP, the largest in Russia, the Company has over 60 renewable energy source (RES) facilities: 9 power stations in the Volga-Kama Cascade with a total installed capacity of more than 10,273 MW, the Zeiskaya HPP (1,330 MW) – the first large-scale hydro-power plant in the Russian Far East, the Bureiskaya HPP (2,010 MW), the Novosibirsk HPP (475 MW) and tens of HPPs in the North Caucasus.
The Company’s assets also feature geothermal power plants in Kamchatka and the highly maneuverable Zagorskaya Pumped Storage Hydropower Plant (PSPP) in the Moscow Region.
SUEK is one of the world’s largest integrated energy companies, the leading coal, heat and electricity producer and one of the largest railcar and port operators in Russia. Our competitive strengths include: vertically-integrated business model with large, high-quality coal deposits, cost-efficient mining and modern quality-assured washing plants, highly efficient power generating units, own logistics and distribution network; wide variety of coals with less than average content of Sulphur and Nitrogen; favourable geographic locations and presence in all key markets.
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.
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.
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.