‘Kuwait taps re­new­able en­ergy in oil ex­trac­tion’

KFAS chief at­tends con­fab on trans­fer of re­new­able en­ergy in ME

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

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)

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