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The Global Energy Prize annually honors outstanding achievements in energy research and technology from around the world that are helping address the world’s various and pressing energy challenges.

Global Energy Rutberg congratulates Philip on his 80th birthday!

On September 22-nd an outstanding Russian scientist, the Global Energy Prize laureate of 2011 Philipp Ruthberg  celebrated his 80-th birthday. The GEP team wishes him strong health, new bright victories and interesting projects!

Dr. Rutberg was recognized for developing plasma technology which can be used to create energy from waste materials. He is a Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Director of the Institute for Electrophysics and Electric Power in St Petersburg. Throughout his career he has worked to develop high power plasma technologies which can convert waste materials into synthetic fuels, with minimal harmful emissions. Using this technology, a town of around 30,000 people could supply all its heating needs and a portion of its electricity needs using domestic waste as a power source – providing a single solution to both garbage disposal and energy supply issues. Dr. Rutberg has repeatedly spoken out against the construction of landfills, and on the need to invest in science and innovation, particularly where it concerns the environment.

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