Published On: Mon, Oct 20th, 2014

Masdar Institute and ADEC win bid to host 14th Greenhouse Gas Technology Conference in Abu Dhabi

Masdar Institute and ADEC win bid to host 14th Greenhouse Gas Technology Conference in Abu Dhabi

Masdar Institute and ADEC win bid to host 14th Greenhouse Gas Technology Conference in Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi Education Council, ADEC, and Masdar Institute of Science and Technology today jointly announced that Abu Dhabi has won the bid to host the 14th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Technology, GHGT-14, in 2018.

The overall bid process was supported by Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau, a dedicated entity of Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority that facilitates the development and promotion of business events throughout the emirate.

Held once every two years, the GHGT conference series has established itself as the principal international conference on greenhouse gas mitigation technologies, especially on CO2 Capture and Storage, CCS.

Dr. Fred Moavenzadeh, President, Masdar Institute, said, “This is a win for Abu Dhabi and the U.A.E. that exemplifies our strong conviction in collaborative partnership. With the support of the country’s leadership, Masdar Institute and ADEC have successfully emphasised Abu Dhabi’s research ambitions in pioneering development of sustainable green technologies.

“We believe hosting global events of this stature in Abu Dhabi will further strengthen the status of the emirate as a centre for innovations in renewable energy and advanced technology. We are grateful to the IEAGHG management team and members for supporting Abu Dhabi’s bid to host GHGT-14.” Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Director of Higher Education Sector, ADEC, said, “Winning the bid to host the 14th Greenhouse Gas Technology Conference in Abu Dhabi stands as testimony to our commitment for collaborative efforts in attracting high-profile research-oriented events.

“ADEC has a clear strategy aiming to raise the quality of research in the emirate of Abu Dhabi along with a key goal to promote Abu Dhabi as a major research hub in the region. We believe our partnership with leading research institutions like Masdar Institute will help bring similar events to Abu Dhabi and achieve our vision.” Dr. Mohammad Abu Zahra, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, Masdar Institute, and coordinator of the CCS research activities at Masdar Institute, said, “Research in greenhouse gas technologies has already begun to impact the region, with the world’s first large-scale CCS project in the iron and steel sector moving into construction stage in Abu Dhabi. The emirate is looking to take the lead in these technologies and we hope hosting this conference will raise the profile of research activities conducted here in the U.A.E..”

Source : WAM News Agency for United Arab Emirates

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