Nanotechnology related companies in Azerbaijan

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Nanotechnology related companies in Azerbaijan


State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (
SOCAR
) has approved "NANONEFT" program for 2010
-
2015, which
envisages the use of new nano
-
active substances

and chemical agents in the oil production, drilling, and
petrochemical industries.


The program consists of four parts devoted to oil production, drilling, petrochemistry and oil
industry's environmental problems. It is based on scientific advances mad
e since 2005. The document
outlines the current situation, goals and results already achieved, as well as plans for 2010
-
2015 and
expected sources of economic gain.


The environmental part of the program specifies measures to address such problems as ut
ilization of
reservoir water and more efficient separation of oil from sand and water at oil sludge facilities
1
.

Azerbaijan produces paint nanotechnology. Today, Azerbaijan’s paint maker Imdad rolled out the first
nanotechnology paint under Azer Boya brand
2
.


In Azerbaijan there is created a high
-
tech industrial area, along the lines of Californias Silicon Valley
3
.

In Azerbaijan there has been adopted

«
State Program on the use

of alternative

and renewable

energy

sources in

the Republic of Azerbaijan
»
4

.



Caspian

Technology

Company of

alternative

energy

sources
,
especially

wind

and

solar

energy

is
the
first

private

company

operating in Azerbaijan in the field. The company has realized important activity in
the field of developing alternative energ
y in Azerbaijan along with installation of

wind

turbines

and

solar

panels and now it continues to work.

At the same

time

governmental

agencies

operating in

the

area
,
works closely with

business

circles
, and
foreign

partners
5
.



Established in 2009,
ALTEN GROUP (Alternative Energy Group)
6

is a subsidiary of United Enterprises
International (UEI) group
7
. ALTEN GROUP specializes in R&D, manufacturing and distribution of
renewable energy products and sources. The company operates throughout Azerbaijan, a
nd is currently
formalizing its international expansion programme. ALTEN GROUP works in close collaboration with the
Azerbaijani government in realizing Azerbaijan’s renewable energy potential. ALTEN GROUP focuses on
developing renewable energy projects th
rough a local partner network established in collaboration with
regional executives, farmers, private property owners and the public sector. It also co
-
operates with
international bodies as part of its knowledge outsourcing and production upgrade programme
. The
company is dedicated to implementing biogas, wind, hydro and solar technologies across Azerbaijan,
together with pioneering and establishing a mass solar streetlight concept and biogas reactor facilities.
ALTEN GROUP is currently designing a hybrid p
owerhouse, combining biogas production facilities, wind
turbines and solar PV systems, being unique in the Middle East, Caucasus and Europe. The company
utilizes state
-
of
-
the
-
art technologies in its production methods, massively reducing electricity
consum
ption and the level of pollution associated with traditional production techniques. ALTEN GROUP
invests in next
-
generation materials, enabling the company to design and construct superior product
lines. The majority of parts used in the company’s alternati
ve energy products are sourced from local
manufacturers, allowing the company to a deliver competitively priced, affordable suite of products.




1

http://
socar_approves_program_on_
nanotechnology
_use.html

2

http://
az.apa.az

3
http://
www.news.az/articles/tech/28146

4

http://
www.bes.az/huquq/AR_alternativ_brpa_olunan_enerji_serc.htm

5
http://
www.ctc.az/az/

6

http://
www.alten
-
group.com/contact.html

7

http://
www.ueiholding.com





Research programmes at the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS)


Azerbaijani

scientists have rece
ntly started scientific

work

in

nanotechnology

and applied

technologies.

The main

researches

in this

field

are conducted at

the laboratories

of “Nanocrystals
physics”,”Nanosturctres in semiconductors”,”Transport fenomen in semiconductors and semiconductor
nanostructures”, ”Technology of nanosized materials and structures”, “Solid state theory” of

the
Institute of Physics of ANAS
1
, at

the
lab
oratory

of
"
Radiation physics

of electroactive
and

Polymers

composite

materials" of the Institute of

Radiation

Problems
, at the Institute of
Chemical

Problems
, the
I
nstitute

of Geology and

the
Institute of

Petrochemical

Processes
8
.


The Institute

of

Physics

of
Azerbaijan

National

Academy of Sciences

(
ANAS)
and İRDEP
-
CNRS,
France
(
Centre
National

de

la

Recherche

Scientifique

-

Institute

of

Research

and

Development

of

Photovoltaic

Energy
) have
signed a

M
emorandum
.
It should be noted

that

this

research

center

has a

high

potential in the field of

solar cells
. T
he ability

of the
scientists

of the
Institute of Physics

to conduct

research

in the field of

thin

film

solar cells

and

scientific

potential

has made
necessary this

joint

cooperation

between

the

institutions
. Preparation of nanostructured window layers on the base of
double

and

triple

halkogenids

for sollar elements as well as diamond
-
like shells for protection of sollar
elements and defining their characteristics are reflected in the item
s of the Memorandum. The
Memorandum is of great importance for production of highly effective thin film sollar batteries in
Azerbaijan in the future

9
.



The scientists of the Joint Institute of Informatics Problems (JIIP) under the National Academy
of
Sciences of Belarus and the Institute of Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan will
implement a series of joint projects in the area of nanotechnologies, BelTA learnt from JIIP . The
implementation of the projects is stipulated in th
e cooperation agreement signed by Belarus and
Azerbaijan in Baku at the XIV Azerbaijani international expo of telecommunications

and informa
tion
technologies BakuTel
-
2008.


Under the agreement, the Belarusian and Azerbaijani scientists will work on
the creation of new
methods, algorithms and software for modeling nanostructures. The specialists will develop new
elements for helioenergetics, carry out joint research of output performance of polyatomic and
condensed systems. The agreement is to promote

the cooperation between the scientists of the two
countries in the area of physics, biophysics, nuclear physics, information and space technologies. For
example, the specialists will study the properties of different regimes of electric
-
power systems, dev
elop
measures to secure the smooth transmission of power. The scientists will develop up
-
to
-
date
information systems to monitor oil and gas facilities and create information technologies to forecast
various environmental processes. Apart from that, the sid
es will unite supercomputer resources for
more efficient implementation of IT technologies in industry, energy and medicine.


Becides
governmental funding, the enterprises are also sources of research funding for product
development. In fact all ente
rprises engaged in various technologies have own laboratories. Enterprises
often support joint projects with ANAS to direct research towards commercialization.


Taking into account the role of highly qualified specialists in the future development of
the country
the government supports training employees in different sectors of the economy.





8

http://www.science.az/en


8

http://www.elm.az/physics

9

http://
az.apa.az/xeber_AMEA_Fizika_Institutu_ile__210788.html




Becides in various companies working in Azerbaijan (BP, SOCAR and etc.) there are special programs
on training
employees
10
.

Research programmes in Azerbaijan


Taking into account critical role of nanotechnologies in obtaining various new materials in the high
-
tech industry, developing information technologies under the Ministry of Communication and
Information Technology there has been established High Tec
hnology Research Center financed from the
state budget
11
.


Caspian Technology Company

launched the pilot project in March of

2009. To produce electric
power near Sumgait city there have been set two wind devices "Vestas V52" made in Denmark
12
.




In Sumgayit city there has been organized Technology Park
13
.


Research groups dealing with nano science and technology in Azerbaijan


Most of the Universities and Research Centers have their own rooms, spectroscopy and electron
microscopy
facilities. Though there is some overlapping of research areas, each University/Center is
recognized as expert in particular fields.


At present to develop scientific
-
research works in the field of nanotechnology in Baku State
University
*

on the base

of departments of chemistry, physics, biology, applied mathematics and
cybernetics there has been created Nano Research Center. At the Center there are developed
technology of obtaining nanoparticles , studied optic and electric properties. These works a
re realized in
Nano Research Center, at branchs of

“Electronics”
,
“Chemical physics of nanomaterials”, “Optic and
molecular physics”, “Physics of solid objects” of the department of Physics, “Macromolecular
compounds” of the department of chemistry and

“Semiconductor physics ”
branch of the Institute of
Physical Problems.



The Baku State University and CIS International Innovation Center for Nanotechnology have signed
Memorandum.


The Memorandum
envisages
organization of bilateral scient
ific symposiums, seminars and
conferences, participation in joint projects and international programs in nanotechnology, holding joint
training programs and creating environment for innovation and research investment in this sphere.





10

http://
xaricdetehsil.edu.gov.az/ProgramUmumi.html
;
http://
www.socar.az/oilgas
-
az.html

http://www.bsu.edu.az/

11

http://
www.rabitadunyasi.info.az/vi
ew.php?lang=az&headermenu=0&menu=4&date=2010
-
10
-
15&id=2060

12
http://
www.ekspress.az/2010/04/06/get=9487

13

http://
www.interfax.az/az/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=48852&Itemid=9