Hydrogen: the energy of a “clean” future

in the contemporary world, the trends for extension of the alternative energy sources get significant widespread use. In this segment, the hydrogen plays the most important part. As an energy carrier, this chemical element has been known to the world for more than one and a half centuries. However, its specific physical and chemical properties and its high-cost production did not allow the hydrogen for gaining wide use in the fuel and energy complex industries. Due to the global economy focus on decarbonization growing influence on the development of the international power markets, the world community strives for progressive transition to using low-carbon and carbon-free energy sources. And it is the hydrogen, as an environmentally clean fuel, cam play one of the crucial roles in gaining the carbon neutrality. Thus, today the hydrogen energetics gets the second chance for its accelerated development . Based on the available competitive advantages, the


Energy innovations in the Arctic

The goals and objectives of the Arctic sustainable development are analyzed in this article. One of the main factors ensuring their implementation is innovations in the Arctic oil and gas and energy projects. The article includes many examples of innovation projects both in Russia and in Norway. The authors reason to the conclusion on the necessity of more active implementation of such innovations both for activation of the region social and economic


Energy and natural climate factors: if there is a chance to stop global warming?

Historical approach to the world energy forecasting can provide useful results on extended time horizons several decades deep. The genetic forecast assumes the global energy consumption at 30 bln tons level of conventional fuel and carbon dioxide concentration further rise to nearly 500 mln-1 by the end of this century. From a historical point of view, the implementation of the


Prospects for the implementation of unconventional hydrocarbon resources in the Russian fuel and energy complex

The article provides an overview of the resources of nconventional hydrocarbons. In the
total volume of oil-containing resources, the share of unconventional types of oil resources reaches
90 % and amounts to 1.7–1.8 trillion tons. Implementation of unconventional hydrocarbon resources
(natural bitumens, oil shales) in industrial production requires solving technical problems both in their
extraction as well as in the processing of extracted materials into liquid hydrocarbons (synthetic oil).
Under current market conditions these types of hydrocarbon resources are of limited importance
for the world economy. Further development and use of unconventional hydrocarbon resources
requires reliable geological data on the amount of available reserves and their physical and chemical
properties. The development of technologies for producing hydrogen from unconventional hydrocarbon
resources and hydroconversion of this feedstocks into synthetic oil, motor fuels, and raw materials
for petrochemicals is promising


The oil and oil product labelling

The publication reviews the existing and prospective technologies of marking crude oil and crude oil products and their efficacy and economic feasibility.


40 years long road

In June 2021, the joint venture (JV) Vietsovpetro celebrates its 40th‑ anniversary. The enterprise was established in 1981 within the framework of



There is no need to rush to part with hydrocarbons, it is necessary to develop renewable energy sources along with traditional types of energy

In recent years, the Russian fuel and energy complex has faced new challenges, such as energy transition, risks of global consumers abandoning traditional hydrocarbon resources, massive lockdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic, and so on. Russia’s Energy Minister, Nikolai Grigorievich Shulginov, spoke to the Energy Policy journal about the challenges facing Russian energy industries in


A. NOVAK. From the GOELRO Plan to the Electric Power Industry of the Future

This year, the Russian electric power industry is celebrating a landmark event – the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the State Electrification Plan (GOELRO), which has become a defining document for the industry for many decades to come. In those challenging years, our fellow specialists in energetics laid a solid foundation for the creation and successful development of the power grid complex in Russia, which is now one of



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