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Mexico’s Deputy Minister of Energy Visits Masdar Institute

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 13 July,2011– Masdar Institute (MI), the world’s first graduate-level university dedicated to providing real-world solutions to issues of sustainability, received His Excellency Sergio Alcocer, Deputy Minister of Energy in Mexico, as part of a mutual endeavor to enhance communication and cooperation between agencies in Mexico and MI.

Dr. Fred Moavenzadeh, President, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology welcomed HE Sergio Alcocer and familiarized him with the MI campus through a site tour that included a visit to key energy management facilities. Later, Dr. Moavenzadeh and the Deputy Minister for Energy exchanged information and explored potential avenues for collaboration.

The tour covered the institute’s state-of-the-art facilities, including the wind tower, the MI knowledge center and the 10MW photo-voltaic plant. In addition to a view of the material recycle center, HE Sergio Alcocer was also given a first-hand feel of the MI campus station and the Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system.

Dr Fred Moavenzadeh said: “It was a privilege to receive HE Sergio Alcocer; his visit underlines the need to embrace environmental management more seriously. It is time that international agencies shared best practices and technology in a move to ensure sustainable development. We look forward to collaborating with environmental agencies in Mexico.”

HE Sergio Alcocer was in Dubai to attend the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) forums.

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