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The Global Energy Prize laureate - Valentin Parmon: hydrocarbons will be the main energy carriers for cars until 2050

Hydrocarbons will dominate as energy carriers for most types of vehicles at least until the 2050s. This forecast was announced at the sixth Global Energy Prize Summit in Lyon by the scientific director of the Institute of Catalysis of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, laureate of the Global Energy Prize - 2016 Valentin Parmon.

"Speaking of hydrocarbons, as well as hydrogen, we must say that these energy carriers will dominate the energy sector until at least the 2050s, but the structure of fuel consumption will change in the next decade," the scientist believes. In particular, the reduction of gasoline consumption will be associated with the use of electric vehicles.

According to the laureate of Global Energy Prize, "gasoline consumption will decrease as being replaced by direct energy carriers, including those which based on chemically active materials. At the same time, renewable raw materials, such as plant biomass, will become more widely used for the production of "green" motor and jet fuels. "

Recall that the Global Energy Prize Summit is held annually since 2012 to discuss the acute problems of the energy industry, working out precise mechanisms and ways of their solutions and their communication to the public, as well as leading energy organizations of the planet. In 2017, the year of the 15th anniversary of the Global Energy Prize the summit will is being held in a new format: the first day took place on September 18 at the headquarters of the Euronews TV-channel in Lyon (France), The second day is scheduled for October 5, within the framework of the Russian Energy Week 2017 International Forum. The topic of the forthcoming event is Three E (Economics, Ecology, Energy) Synthesis Formation as a health factor of the Earth: The Hydrocarbon Époque – Opportunities for New Technology Development.

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