Qatar Sustainability Expo Underlines Environmental Awareness

Doha, November 30 (QNA)  – The Qatar Sustainability Expo (QSE), held on the sidelines of the UN Climate Conference, highlights the awareness of the public and private sectors as well as firms, industrial institutions, and individuals over environmental causes.
On the Doha Exhibition Center (DEC) grounds, a number of Qatari institutions and others from abroad showcase their efforts and initiatives in the field of sustainability and natural preservation as well as the effects of pollution and emissions to the masses.
In this context, Saudi Arabia s pavilion at QSE presents some of the initiatives taken by a number of Saudi companies operating in the energy sector to preserve the environment; for example, visitors can see a car which adopts the goal of reducing exhaust emissions from fuel combustion.
Sustainability Director at Saudi firm SABIC Adel Saud al-Shafi on Friday told Qatar News Agency (QNA) about the company’s efforts to utilize their own resources to produce environmentally friendly materials.
Not too far away from SABIC, King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACST) displayed its latest innovations and perceptions to preserve the environment.
For his part, KACST Content Supervisor Dor Issam Qattan spoke to QNA about aims to contribute to the efforts towards sustainable development at the Kingdom. From its headquarters in Riyadh, KACST works towards meeting the growing Saudi demand for electricity and water by tripling the energy in the twenty years to come.

In another corner of QSE, posters in the UAE pavilion point to the importance of the utilization of solar energy to generate electricity.
UAE firm Masdar enterprises presents its mission to develop all areas of the renewable energy sector and sustainability with its projects. It showcases a solar energy plant which is the first of its kind in the Middle East and one of the largest on an international level.
Additionally, Qatargas displays a model for its project to recover gas evaporated during shipment which, when completed by 2014, will reduce emissions from burning gas saving large quantities of liquefied natural gas.
Qatari inventor Eng. Adnan Fahad Rashid Al Nuaimi is also present at QSE displaying a device invented to produce water from the moisture lingering in the air through cooling and condensation.
The device named  Agri-Green  produces about 500 gallons of water per day without using any kind of fuel to run electric power for the operation of the device.
Many parties and initiatives from several countries met at the QSE in order to focus on the role of different sectors in the protection of our environment and planet from the negative effects of pollution. (END)

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