Volume 9 Issue 1 (2013)
Main Articles

Collaborative Research in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: Evidence From 5 Years of US-Russian Research Cooperation

Thomas Wolfgang Thurner
Higher School of Economics, National Research University
Liliana Proskuryakova
Higher School of Economics
Published August 15, 2013
  • research collaboration,
  • science and technology,
  • energy efficiency,
  • renewable energy,
  • bibliometric analysis,
  • patent analysis
  • ...More


We reviewed the output of research and innovation cooperation between Russia and the US, including publications and patents, in the four prospective areas of energy efficiency and renewable energy during 2007-2011. Joint US-Russia research groups appear to focus primarily on hydrogen energy (fuel cells), followed by solar photovoltaics. The upcoming areas of smart grid and biofuels were left out entirely both from research and innovation collaboration. Russian patents in green energy technologies registered in the US are very low in comparison to those from Japan, Korea, and China.