PCSIR working on Thar Coal project
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Council for Research and Industrial Research (PCSIR) is working at Thar Coal project in order to overcome the energy crises in the country and was in close contact with Thar Coal Wing in this regard.
In an exclusive interview with APP, Chairman PCSIR Dr. Shaukat Pervez said that PCSIR is also planning to produce gas from coal on larger scale and work on this project will start within two weeks.
The Chairman said institute of fuel technology of PCSIR is already producing gas from coal on small scale and plan is to extend it on larger scale.
Design is finalized to produce diesel from gas and fuel center of PCSIR is working day and night to expedite the process, he maintained.
Replying to a question Dr. Shaukat Pervez said PCSIR is one of the premier R&D institutions in the country with a commendable record of applied research. "We have every plan in mind to improve the working of the institute", he added.
He further said PCSIR and FC College ( FCC) recently signed a MOU which envisages mutual collaboration between two institution in human resource development and R & D. The two institutes will conduct joint research projects and hold joint seminars, workshops and training courses he said, adding PCSIR will also undertake to provide internships for FCC students in its laboratories.
To a question he said Financial support provided by Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) to students will be shared between the two institutions proportionately to their contribution. Dr Shaukat Pervez said laboratories of PCSIR have a tradition of assisting academic institutions by providing facilities to postgraduate and doctoral students. Talking about projects of PCSIR, the Chairman said a solar institution of PCSIR is working in Hyderabad and heaters and gysers are operated upon by solar energy there. -App