Rosatom Looks Into UFU Student’s Clean Energy Technology

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, July 16, 2019. Experts from Rosatom’s R&D division and Ural Federal University (UFU) met in Yekaterinburg on July 12 to look into a clean energy technology proposal presented by Roman Yagovitin, who is now in his fourth year at UFU, Rosatom’s press service reports.

Yagovitin suggested a technology for producing complex oxides for nuclear fuel cells that will result in environmentally safe energy and eliminate the need for hydrocarbons as a fuel source.

‘The idea is to develop new, active materials that get used to make stoneware. The stoneware, in its turn, is the crucial component in electrochemical converters which produce electric current directly from natural gas,’ the press service quotes Yagovitin as saying.

The stoneware units act as a membrane, so they need to stay very hot and durable and possess certain chemical properties.

‘These are the specific parameters of the product that all the world labs are working to find the most efficient solutions for,’ the press service explains.


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