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Qatar Shell sponsors engineering students in trip to US for research presentation

DOHA, Qatar — Three Texas A&M University at Qatar students, sponsored by Qatar Shell, traveled to the American Chemical Society’s 2012 National Spring Meeting in San Diego, CA, US, from 24 – 29 March to present cutting-edge research on synthetic jet fuels. The research project, supported by Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP) and Qatar National Research Fund’s (QNRF) Undergraduate Research Experience …

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Creating an ‘energy Internet’ for the poor

The world’s poorest countries can jump directly from the pre-electricity era into a new industrial revolution through an “energy Internet” — the uptake of renewable energy shared through communication technologies, argues economist Jeremy Rifkin. “The great economic revolutions in history occur when new communication technologies converge with new energy systems”, writes Rifkin. And now — with industrial civilisation at a crossroads and the …

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Saudi Arabia: Potato and plantain batteries show promise

A simple battery powered by potatoes may soon become a reality as scientists in developing countries move closer to commercialising their research. The idea of batteries made out of vegetable matter sandwiched between zinc and copper plates is being trialled by several groups around the world, including Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. Suliman Abdalla, professor of physics at King Abdulaziz …

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Challenges and Opportunities in Egypt’s Industrial Sector

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: Challenges and Opportunities in Egypt’s Industrial Sector. In the context of the 2011 Celebration of the Africa Industrialization Day under the theme “Tackling Energy Poverty in Africa”

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Abu Dhabi to explore renewable energy challenges

ABU DHABI: The world’s most influential leaders in renewable energy, including heads of state, policy makers, government officials, business leaders, and academics, will gather in Abu Dhabi, the emerging global hub for renewable energy, to discuss, promote and debate the challenges and solutions of the world’s energy requirements at the World Future Energy Summit 2012.

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Djibouti: Solar Powered Community Stations Now Open

Doraleh, Djibouti / Dubai, United Arab Emirates: DP World’s programme to develop health and educational capacity along transport corridors in Africa has taken another concrete step forward with the opening of an internetconnected, solar-powered community station in Djibouti.

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Algeria plans rapid green energy ramp-up

[ALGIERS] Algeria is aiming to generate 40 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020, energy minister Youcef Yousfi has announced. About 60 renewable energy projects will be launched to give a capacity of 3,000 megawatts,hetold a press conference held to announce the strategy (2 January).

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Jordan steps into nuclear future

[AMMAN] Jordan is to enter the nuclear age with the announcement on 9 December that construction of its first nuclear research and training reactor will begin by February next year. The Jordan Centre for Nuclear Research, which will host the reactor, will be built at the Jordan University of Science and Technology, about 70 kilometres north of Amman.

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Energy & Power Generation Sector

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