RUSNANO and Chinese Thunder Sky Team Up to Produce State-of-the-Art Li-Ion Batteries

The Supervisory Council of RUSNANO has approved the corporation’s participation in a project aimed at establishing the production of state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries, the first in the country. The batteries in this collaborative undertaking will be targeted toward the growing market for green e-transportation, energy, telecommunications, and several other industrial areas.

RUSNANO sums up the year 2009

RUSNANO CEO Anatoly Chubais held a press conference in Moscow to announce the results of the Corporation’s activity in 2009.

RUSNANO’S Supervisory Council Approves Financing for Project to Produce Bifacial Sensitive Monocrystalline Solar Modules

Realization of the project will bring Russian bifacial crystalline silicon solar modules to the world market. The new modules will have efficiency factors that surpass unifacial modules by 10% to 70%—10% when installation is done without additional construction; 70% when reflectors and tracking systems are built. These modules transform direct sunlight as well as light reflected from the natural surface or from specially built reflective elements. The module design is based on patented technology developed by Russian company Solar Wind and research and production company Kvark; the latter—a member-company of the Konti Group.

RUSNANO transferred 66,4 billion rubles to state budget

In accordance with the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No 1455-r of October 5, 2009 on the Return of Temporarily Free Funds of State Corporations to the Budget of the Russian Federation, RUSNANO transferred 66,4 billion rubles to the bank accounts of the Federal Treasury of the Russian Federation.

Vistec ships e-beam tool to Moscow Institute for photo mask requirements

“Vistec Electron Beam”: has shipped a 50kV Variable Shaped Beam system for photo mask production to the Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology (MIET). The e-beam system is equipped with a fully automated substrate handling and is prepared to expose different substrate types and sizes. “After ramping up, the MIET Photomask Centre will provide both semiconductor industry as well as research institutes in Russia with advanced photomasks for a wide range of applications”, said Vladimir Bespalov, Senior Vice Rector of MIET Technical University.

RUSNANO Supervisory Council approved a nanostructured non-metallic coatings project

The Supervisory Council of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO) approved the corporation’s participation in the project «Establishing a multifunctional production of porous nanostructured non-metallic inorganic materials».

RUSNANO invests in production of new generation high-efficiency solar power plants

The Supervisory Council of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO) approved the project aimed at production of nano-heterostructure photoconverters with the efficiency reaching 37–45%. Solar modules and new generation power plants, equipped with Fresnel lenses and sun tracking system will also be produced under the auspices of the project.

EBRD to become a co-investor in RUSNANO projects

A solemn ceremony of signing the Memorandum of Understanding between RUSNANO and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development took place of 7 december. The document was signed by Anatoly Chubais, RUSNANO CEO, and Alain Pilloux, Director for Russia, Advanced Transition Countries and Specialised Industries.

NMP TeAm launches the NMP National Contact Points (NCP) website

The NMP TeAm is pleased to announce the launch of the official NMP NCP Network website with the embedded NMP specific partner search facility.

European XFEL project is set to start

RUSNANO CEO Anatoly Chubais to sign the European XFEL GmbH shareholder agreement in Hamburg on the 30th November, 2009. Also a convention on the construction and operation of the European X-Ray free electron laser (XFEL) will be signed by authorized representatives of Germany, Russia, France, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Sweden, Greece, Denmark, Hungary and Slovakia. On behalf of Russia, the state convention will be signed by Andrei Fursenko, Minister of Education and Science of Russian Federation.

Russians at CERN

Individual contacts with scientists from the then Soviet Union started in 1964. The scientific co-operation with CERN is based on various Agreements and Protocols with the first one signed in 1967. The 1996 Protocol on the participation in the LHC project defined the first Russian contributions to the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) accelerator. The 2002 Extension to this Agreement brought an additional contribution to the LHC accelerator, now nearly fully committed.

RUSNANO and AmBAR Announce the Business Plan Competition of Nanotech Projects

Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO) and American Business Association of Russian-speaking Professionals (AmBAR) announce the Business Plan Competition cor projects and companies working in the field of nanotechnology. Origination of the project may come from any country or person all over the world, but its implementation or some part of implementation has to be completed in Russia. In 2009 the nominees for the contest are pre-selected by AmBAR among the participants of the Fifth Annual High Tech Investment Conference SVOD 2009.

Fusion power project launch date doubted

ITER, the international project to concept proof nuclear fusion technology, may be postponed. The agreed date of launch was put in doubt by some members.

At a project council meeting this week EU delegates told other participants that 2018, the planned launch date for the site, was no longer feasible, reports Nature magazine citing a source close to the negotiations. There was no official comment from ITER officials on the news however.

ITER is a multi-billion international collaboration to build a research fusion reactor.

Remember the Large Hadron Collider? It’s alive & kicking!

The world’s largest atom-smasher is due to be restarted after a year-long shut down. Pavel Nevsky, senior scientist, says the new launch is likely to be a success.

The large Hadron Collider seeks to recreate the conditions of the Big Bang.

New Science to Appear in Russia

New science, a synthesis of nanotechnologies, biotechnologies, information and cognitive technologies, will soon appear in Russia, scientists claim.

The compilation of nano-, bio, information and cognitive technologies is the foundation for creating revolutionary renewable resources and technologies, based upon nature and advanced technologies.

Russian scientists have acquired a new research facility, called NBIC (according first letters of involved technologies), which consists of a nanotechnology department, a modernized synchrotron radiation source, a research