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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 XXI Century Energy Trends” Press Conference

“Global XXI Century Energy Trends” Press Conference will be held in the Press Centre (Media work area), on June, 16, 2016, at 15:30.

World-famous experts and leading scientists including The Global Energy Prize and Nobel Prize laureates will discuss innovative projects and scientific developments in the field of energy, advanced energy trends and forecasts for the industry in 2016.

This year’s Global Energy Prize is to be awarded to Valentin Parmon, Russia, for his breakthrough development of new catalysts in the area of petroleum refining and the renewable sources of energy as a principal contribution into the energy of the future. Scientific advisor of the Institute of Catalysis of the Siberian Branch of RAS is the author of many breakthrough inventions, which brought a significant commercial effect. In 2003-2006 new generation catalysts for production of motor fuels, in particular, diesel, complying with the Euro-4 and Euro-5 standards, were designed and industrially introduced under his supervision. Within these 3 years the scientist received RUB 500 million from the state for the project research, and introduction of new catalysts at the enterprises gave additional products – super-gasoline – for almost RUB 10 billion, i.e. 17 times more than was invested. He also develops methods of fuel production from plant raw materials: wood substance, rice. Valentin Parmon has also mastered a technology of transforming solar energy into chemical one.   A number of solar catalytic reactors were designed and tested under his supervision. Their efficiency of solar energy conversion in to chemical fuel reaches 43% at 2 kW of available capacity (this indicator has not been surpassed yet).


Rodney John Allam (UK) –  Nobel Prize Laureate 2007, The Global Energy Prize International Award Committee Chairman;

William Il Young Byun (SG) – Managing director, Asia Renewables, The Global Energy Prize International Award Committee member;

Valentin Parmon (RU) –   Academician of RAS, the research advisor at the Institute of Catalysis under the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a member of the Scientific Advisory Board at Skolkovo Foundation

Alexander Shokhin (RU) –   President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, The GEP Board Of Trustees Chairman.

The press conference is chaired by Igor Lobovskiy (Russia), president of The Global Energy non-profit partnership

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