San Donato Milanese (Milan), 19 September 2012 – Energy is a journey of discovery of the world and how different countries face major problems related to the energy sector, from gas flaring to climate change. Two young Russians, Egor Gloshov and Maria Khromova, 21 and 24 years old respectively, winners of the Energy of Adventure award that will take them around the world to discover the most interesting energy stories.
Their journey, which began in Germany and continued in France, will take them on to China, Iceland, Israel, Kazakhstan and South Korea, before concluding in Moscow. Tomorrow, whilst on the Italian leg of the journey, Gloshov and Khromova will visit the Research Center for Non Conventional Energy at the Istituto Eni Donegani. The Center's activities are focused on the Along with Petroleum research program, launched by Eni in 2007, and aimed at achieving technological breakthroughs in the use of solar energy and biomass - which Eni believes to be the renewable sources with the greatest potential for large scale sustainable use, from an environmental and economic point of view.
This leg of the trip will also be important in contributing to the studies of the two winners. Maria Khromova has a degree in geophysics from Moscow State University, while Egor Goloshov has a particular interest in renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar energy, and is currently enrolled in the School of Economics in Moscow.
The two winners, selected from 49,000 participants, will record each leg of their trip on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, simplifying and discussing often complex issues related to the world of energy through the use of social networks.
The project, launched by the not-for-profit organization Global Energy, based in Moscow, seeks to realize the possibility of global cooperation in the energy field in the near future, promoted through fruitful intercultural exchanges.