A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5,000 people working in Russia and abroad.

The Foundation works alongside various UN departments and other international organizations, and is building multi-format cooperation with 173 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 78 countries worldwide, and 188 Russian public organizations, federal and legislative agencies, and federal subjects.

The Roscongress Foundation has Telegram channels in Russian t.me/Roscongress, English – t.me/RoscongressDirect, and Spanish t.me/RoscongressEsp. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation: roscongress.org.

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25.09.2019

The Global Energy Prize Award Ceremony to Take Place during the Russian Energy Week

The Global Energy Prize Award Ceremony 2019 will be held on 3 October, the second day of the Russian Energy Week International Forum. This time, Frede Blaabjerg from Denmark is awarded for the development of an intelligent renewable energy management system, along with Dr. Khalil Amine from the United States for his contribution to the development of efficient energy storage technology. The winners will be awarded gold medals, badges and diplomas, and share a prize fund of 39 million roubles.

The Global Energy Prize winners of 2019 were picked earlier this year at the Global Energy International Award Committee meeting in May. Both scientists won in the new ‘non-traditional’ category. Since 2019, winners of the Global Energy Prize have been selected in three main categories: New Ways of Energy Application; Non-traditional Energy; Traditional Energy.

Danish professor Frede Blaabjerg, an expert in the field of power electronics, won the Non-traditional Energy award. The scientist authored a number of inventions in variable speed drive technology. Today, they are routinely applied in wind turbines and can efficiently generate electricity, saving tens of millions of dollars a year. Frede Blaabjerg also developed important solutions for the integration of photovoltaic installations and wind turbines in power grids, which is required for reliable and stable operation of power systems in general. Today, the installed capacity of such network renewable energy plants exceeds 1000 GW. Among other things, the professor is introducing new conceptual methods to ensure reliability of power electronics for renewable energy sources, aimed at reducing the costs of energy converters while increasing their stability.

American professor Khalil Amine, world’s most cited expert in batteries, won the award in the New Ways of Energy Application category. His scientific studies are dedicated to the new cathodes and anodes for lithium-ion batteries, liquid-polymer electrolyte systems, as well as lithium-oxygen, lithium-serum and sodium-ion batteries.

He stood at the origins of LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 5-volt spinel cathode, which is being actively now introduced into power systems in many countries. The scientist’s major accomplishment is the invention of the NMC cathode, which is now widely used in household appliances and electric vehicles such as Chevy Volt, Chevy Bolt, Nissan Leaf, BMW I3 and I8, as well as in offerings from Fiat Chrysler, Ford, Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai. Not so long ago, Dr. Amine developed a new superoxide battery system capable to yield up to five times more energy than lithium-ion batteries. This discovery gave impetus to a new round of research aimed at increasing the energy density of batteries and reducing costs to expand the number of electric vehicles.

Not so long ago, the scientist developed a new superoxide storage system that can deliver five times more energy than lithium-ion batteries. This discovery gave impetus to a new round of research aimed at increasing the energy density of batteries and reducing the costs of expanding the use electric vehicles.

According to the IPCC member and 2007 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Rae Kwon Chung, Chairman of the Global Energy International Prize Award Committee, the choice of 2019 winners out of 39 applicants from 12 countries is not accidental. Innovations by Frede Blaabjerg and Khalil Amine face the urgent challenges of the world energy sector and solve the most important infrastructure problems associated with the instability of energy supply in the electric grid. Support for such solutions is especially important during the time of aggravating climate change crisis and the global trend of energy shortage. «The world needs technologies aimed not only at the production of fossil and green energy, but also at the issues of storing, transferring energy and increasing energy efficiency. Recognizing such scientists, the Global Energy Prize helps analyze global trends and offers solutions to the industry’s most pressing issues,» the expert said.

The event will be held during the Laureate Week of the Global Energy Prize, when the Association holds a number of events with the participation of members of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, promising young scientists and the energy sector experts.

The Russian Energy Week is organized by the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation and the Roscongress Foundation with the support of the Moscow Government.

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