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For the first time a Latin American wins Global Energy Award

Volgograd, Russia Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) For the first time a Latin American won the international Global Energy Award, the president of the World Energy Association, Sergey Briliov, announced today.

It is a victory that we have a Latin American and Caribbean winner, since the award was created in 2003 there had not been presented, I hope to increase the presence of contestants from that region. They are welcome,’ said Briliov.

The prize fund is worth 39 million rubles (almost 450,000 dollars).

According to the results, the laureates are professors from the British University of Sheffield, China’s Zi-Qiang Zhu, Puerto Rican chemistry professor from Cornell University in the United States, Hector Abruña, and from Tsinghua University in China, Mingao Ouyang.

I am grateful to receive this award, which means a lot to my work team. It is necessary to solve the current challenges, Abruña said.

Hector Abruña was presented with prize in the category of Non-Conventional Energy for his contributions in the fields of electrochemistry, batteries, fuel cells and molecular electronics.

For his part, the governor of Volgograd, Andrei Bocharov, pointed out that the city is now a center of development and commented on regional efforts to solve problems.

The award winners were selected by an international committee, which includes scientists from 13 countries, including Bolivia.

The award ceremony will traditionally take place within the framework of the international forum ‘Russian Energy Week’, which will be held in Moscow on September 26-28, 2024.