Global Energy Prize Award. The solemn Global Energy Prize Award Ceremony – 2018 will take place on October 4, at 14:00, on the second day of the “Russian Energy Week” forum. This year the scientists from Russia and Australia, Academician Sergey Alekseenko of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Professor Martin Green from UNSW Sydney, are awarded a high prize. The prize fund in 2018 is 39 million rubles (approximately $ 550 000).
Laureates-2018 were named in June at a meeting of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee meeting. Sergey Alekseenko (Russia) is an Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, an expert in the field of thermophysics, energy, and energy conservation.
He receives the prize for the preparation of thermophysical bases for the creation of modern energy and energy-saving technologies that allow the design of environmentally friendly thermal power plants (by simulating combustion processes of gas, coal and liquid fuels). They are also used in the development of new types of burners, methods of thermal processing of solid domestic waste to generate thermal energy, modeling the processes of liquefying natural gas and developing thermal and hydraulic safety standards for nuclear power plants.
It is noteworthy that the second year in a row, the prize is awarded for developments in the solar energy field. Martin Green from UNSW (Australia) will receive the Global Energy Prize for research, development and educational activities in the field of photovoltaics. Sales of systems using PERC solar cells, invented by Martin Green, exceeded 4 billion dollars at the end of 2016.
According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the total sales of solar cells using its technology will exceed 1 trillion US dollars by 2040. PERC solar cells are now becoming a commercial standard throughout the world. According to the forecasts, in the next decade, the solar elements will save another 750 million dollars on energy production in Australia only.
44 scientists from 14 countries competed for the prize in the 16th nomination cycle of the Global Energy Prize. Most of the developments came from the renewable energy sphere, with the second place taken by researches in the field of efficient use of energy and electricity.
The award ceremony will be held on October 4 at 14:00, at the Plenary Hall (Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Manezhnaya pl.1). The event will take place during the Global Energy Prize Laureate Week within the framework of which the association will conduct a series of events with the participation of members of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, young promising scientists and experts in the energy sector.
About the Global Energy Prize
The Global Energy Prize is an international award for outstanding scientific research and technological development in energy, which contribute to efficiency and environmentally friendly energy sources for the benefit of humanity. It was established in Russia through the Global Energy Association and with the support of leading Russian energy companies Gazprom, FGC UES and Surgutneftegas.
Since 2003, the Global Energy Prize has been awarded to 37 Laureates from 12 countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Iceland, Japan, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, the UK and the US. The final choice of the laureates is made by The Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, which consists of 20 respected scientists from 13 countries.
The monetary reward for 2018 Prize was RUB 39 million (around $ 650 000). According to IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence, the Global Energy Prize is one of TOP-99 international academic awards with the highest prestige and significance.
It is the only award from Russia included in the IREG list. Moreover, the Global Energy Prize is included in the official list of the International Congress of Distinguished Awards (ICDA). In ICDA prestige rating the Global Energy Prize is in the category of “Mega Prizes” for its laudable goals, practices exemplary and the overall prize fund.