Over the period from 2003 to 2018, the prize was won by 37 outstanding scientists from 12 countries: Australia, Great Britain, Germany, Iceland, Canada, Russia, USA, Ukraine, France, Switzerland, Sweden and Japan.
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Valentin Parmon (Russia)
Laureate of the Global Energy Prize in 2016 for a breakthrough in development of new catalysts used for oil refining and renewable energy sources, which have made a fundamental contribution to the development of the energy future.
Valentin Parmon was in charge of the development and testing of solar catalytic reactors that convert solar energy into chemical fuels fit for storage and transportation. Parmon is supervising the research aimed at obtaining fuel from microalgae, vegetable oils, wood and even from rice husk.
“Solar energy enters the Earth in quantities many times exceeding even the most ambitious needs of the mankind. We have to develop a technology to convert it into chemical fuel”.