KU’s Masdar Institute and Petroleum Institute Line Up Five Research Innovations for 24th World Energy Congress

Khalifa University Senior Vice President for Research to Lead Knowledge Exchange at Panel Discussions and Special Interviews on Energy

Khalifa University of Science and Technology’s two research institutes – Masdar Institute and Petroleum Institute – have lined up five energy-related research innovations for the 24th World Energy Congress that opens on 9 September in Abu Dhabi.

Organized by the Global Energy Association, a non-governmental organization, with the theme ‘Energy for Prosperity’, the World Energy Congress is being held until 12 September at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC). The tri-annual event is expected to receive more than 15,000 attendees from the UAE and overseas, including 4,000 delegates and 66 ministers. Khalifa University’ is also expected to sign a partnership MoU with the Global Energy Association.

Dr Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice-President, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, said: “Our gas and clean energy-related research innovations being displayed at the World Energy Congress by Masdar Institute and the Petroleum Institute signify the degree of our involvement in ushering in not only the cutting-edge solutions in energy but also our commitment to scientific exploration. We are also sharing our expertise at panel discussions covering new clean energy technologies and the future of the energy industry. We believe our participation will throw light on the research achievements, thus effectively informing stakeholders in the academic, research and industry sectors looking for research collaborations with Khalifa University.”

The Khalifa University pavilion (Stand No. H7-210) is displaying some of Masdar Institute’s cutting-edge research projects such as the Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium’s (SBRC) Seawater Energy and Agriculture System (SEAS), projects linked to the Masdar Institute Solar Platform (MISP), the Renewable Energy Management System with Saudi Arabia developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA), and the rainfall enhancement project with novel cloud seeding material developed by a faculty. A research project from the Petroleum Institute – a real time device that detects the presence of black powder in Abu Dhabi’s gas transmission and distribution pipelines – is also on display. Faculty and students are on hand to interact with visitors, offering information on the latest research projects and how their outcome will impact communities across the world.

In addition, Dr Steve Griffiths, Senior Vice-President for Research and Development, Khalifa University, will share his thoughts at a panel discussion titled ‘Mission possible: The Global Energy Prize as a driver for sustainable energy for all’. Additionally, Dr Griffiths will speak about ‘The Impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution Within the Energy Sector’ covering areas including cyber-protection, changes of the working process, new skills, future shift towards electricity, impact of artificial intelligence on the sphere of energy, shift towards renewable energy and potential drawbacks. Dr Griffiths is also member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee.

The two research institutes – Masdar Institute and the Petroleum Institute – continue their legacy of specialized research leadership at Khalifa University, hosting sustainability-focused clean energy research centers, and hydrocarbon production and exploration-focused research centers. The two institutes serve as interdisciplinary research units, contributing to Khalifa University’s long-term strategic priorities through industry collaborations.

Clarence Michael
News Writer
08 September 2019