Dr. Carlos Amador Bedolla*, Ing. Carlos Ortiz Gómez**
Is it possible to target the scientific effort of the 20 largest economies in the world to change the energy system and reduce climate change? We will try! Seven mega-projects involving more than a thousand scientists in more than thirty countries have been selected. One of them, co-chaired by Mexico and the United States, seeks to accelerate and expand the discovery of new materials for use in a renewable energy system.
* PhD in chemistry and professor and researcher at the Faculty of Chemistry of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, he started analyzing the crystalline structure of metal cells made with alloys. Based on his analysis, one of his current objectives is the challenge of accelerating the acquisition of useful molecules to create new materials applicable to different technological areas of clean energy for the project Mission Innovation.
** Responsible for the research agenda and training of human resources of the Energy Sector of Mexico. Since 2009, he has been involved with the Research and Technological Development Funds of the Mexican Energy Sector, advising agencies such as Conacyt and Secretary of Energy. In 2013 he was appointed General Director of Information and Energy Studies and in 2015 General Director of Research, Technological Development and Training of Human Resources (position that he currently holds) both at the Secretary of Energy.