Global Energy Award winners to receive 1M RUR each

Global Energy Award winners to receive 1M RUR eachYoung Russian scientists will receive 1M RUR for innovative projects in energy: the expert committee of Global Energy Award selected the winners of the IX All-Russian contest Energy of youth. Grants to continue research in 2012 will be awarded to three research teams from Yekaterinburg, Moscow and Ust-Labinsk of Krasnodar Region.

Recall that the Energy of Youth contest is held by a Nonprofit Partnership Global Energy annually since 2004. It became a good opportunity for scientists under 35 to express themselves and take the first step towards the creation and implementation of innovative ideas and projects. It is important that the competition is anonymous: young scientists must register at the website of Global Energy and get an ID, then the Expert Committee considers the projects with no information about their authors.

The Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev noted in his address to the participants and guests of the awarding ceremony of Energy of Youth winners in 2011 that the energy sector is the most important strategic sector of the Russian economy and its modernization, the introduction of innovative and energy-efficient technologies is a priority. I hope that your knowledge, creative energy and a desire to make your significant contribution will help to address all the key issues.

The winners of the IX All-Russian competition of youth research projects Energy of Youth are:

1. The scientific team from Ural Federal University with its study The corrosion resistance of construction materials in salt and liquid metal coolant of nuclear power plants of the IV Generation in fast neutron reactors implementing a closed nuclear fuel cycle.
2. Research team of Kuban State University with its research on the development of photovoltaic power sources based on chalcogenide heterojunctions - organic semiconductor.
3. An inovative project in processing harmful anthropogenic emissions using biotechnologies.