The international Innovation and Technological Advances for Sustainability (ITAS) Conference, organised by the University of Doha for Science & Technology (UDST), was a great success, Shell has said.
Deputy general manager Rashid al-Sulaiti led the Shell delegation and was impressed with what he saw.
“It is remarkable to see universities and the private sector working together to develop innovative solutions to achieve Qatar’s sustainable development goals,” he said. “It was an honour for Shell to contribute.”
The conference and exhibition were attended by HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani and HE the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Sheikh Dr Faleh bin Nasser bin Ahmed bin Ali al-Thani.
The exhibition, which featured work from the world-class Qatar Shell Research and Technology Centre, attracted hundreds of academics, researchers and students from around the world.
There, Shell highlighted how it is developing sustainable fish feed from microalgae biomass, which is grown by consuming carbon dioxide.
Students were also challenged to build and race saltwater-powered cars on the miniature racetrack, to inspire them to think about alternative fuel sources for power generation.
UDST president Dr Salem AlNaemi said: “Qatar Shell is one of our long-standing partners who had great involvement in our educational approach aiming to nurture and guide young ambitious minds. We thank them for their continued support and for helping to make the conference a success.”
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