ASTANA – Selection of best practices in the field of energy for a pavilion “Energy Best Practices Area” (eBPa) has started on the website http://www.ebpa2017.org/ebpa.
The idea of such a pavilion at EXPO 2017 aims at demonstrating best technologies and proposals under thematic areas, such as renewable and alternative energy, energy efficiency and traditional energy, energy storage and distribution and use of energy of natural resources.
Kazakhstan chose “Future Energy” as the theme of EXPO 2017 to bring together the global community in their efforts to take action in response to global energy challenges and the eBPa is closely associated with this theme.
The eBPa will be located in a two-floor pavilion with a total area of 3000 square metres at the EXPO 2017 site. EXPO 2017 in Astana will last three months, from June 10 to Sept. 10 next year.
Corporations and businesses, international and public organisations, educational/research organisations, individuals and inventors can participate in the eBPa. This platform will enable participants not only to show their best achievements in the field of energy, but also to exchange views and experiences in the promotion of these technologies, policies and projects that will be thematic worth of EXPO 2017.
Members of the International Selection Committee are Nobel Laureate in Physics George Smoot, Director General of the ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) Bernard Bigot, Director of an Energy and Extractives Global Practice Charles Feinstein, Director General of TERI University Rajendra K. Pachauri and other eminent adjudicators.
Each application is evaluated by at least three experts, who are selected based on their experience and competence.
Applications will be accepted until May 15. Approval of the final list of selected projects and participants of the eBPa will be submitted in September 2016. The organiser will send official invitations to the authors of the selected eBPa’s projects or participants.