‘Kuwait taps renewable energy in oil extraction’
KFAS chief attends confab on transfer of renewable energy in ME
Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled while receiving the Head of the UN Assistance Mission for
Iraq (UNAMI) Jan Kubis. BEIRUT, Dec 6, (KUNA): The State of Kuwait is growingly interested in drawing upon renewable energy in the extraction of oil in an effort to curtail carbon dioxide, said a Kuwaiti scientific official.
“The Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) has gotten plans to curb carbon dioxide emissions in the processes of extraction, production and conversion (of oil),” Director-General of Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) Adnan Shihab Eldin said to KUNA while attending a conference on transfer of renewable energy in Middle East, held in the Lebanese capital, Beirut.
“The KPC has commenced blueprints to carry out some projects aiming at storing carbon dioxide on the one hand, and to boost reliance on renewable energy on the other hand,” he added.
He underlined the significance of renewable energy in Kuwait, which could contribute to producing 15 percent of electricity generation in the country, noting that the oil sector is helping in building renewable-energy power plants in the country.
Speaking during the energy event, Shihab Eldin urged the Arabs, who hold more than 50 percent of the world’s oil needs, to maintain a sustainable role of oil and gas which contribute to the countries’ economies. Khaled Al-Jarallah during a meeting with Russian Ambassador Nikolay Makarov and Chinese Charge
d’Affaires Zahao Liang. Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah met on Thursday the Russian Ambassador to Kuwait, Nikolay Makarov, and the Chinese Charge d’Affaires, Zahao Liang, discussing efforts exerted within
quarters of the Security Council – as part of Kuwait’s diplomatic efforts – to renew the mechanism for delivering humanitarian aid in Syria. The meeting was attended by the assistant foreign minister for the bureau affairs of the deputy minister, Ambassador Ayham AlOmar, and the assistant foreign minister for international organizations’ affairs, minister plenipotentiary, Nasser Al-Hain. (KUNA)