QU and MME to collaborate on recycling organic gas

Recycling organic gas collected from waste and used in vehicles, has formed the basis of an MoU between Qatar University College of Engineering (QU-CENG) and the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME)

The MoU was signed between the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) and Qatar University College of Engineering (QU-CENG).
The MoU was signed between the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) and Qatar University College of Engineering (QU-CENG).

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between Qatar University College of Engineering (QU-CENG) and the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME).

The aim of the MoU is to exchange information and consult on techniques to capture the organic gas released from waste and recycle it into an organic fuel to be used in dual-fuel vehicles.

The MoU was signed by QU vice president for Research and Graduate Studies Prof Mariam Al-Maadeed and MME assistant undersecretary for General Services Affairs HE Sheikh Eng Faleh bin Nasser Al-Thani in the presence of QU president Dr Hassan Al Derham, CENG dean Dr Khalifa Al-Khalifa, MME Waste Treatment Department director Eng Hamad Al Bahar, and ministry representatives, as well as QU leaders, faculty and staff.

Included in the MoU is collaboration on conducting a feasibility study of the project, including collecting the organic gas and purifying it to use it as a fuel.

The fuel will be tested through use in dual-fuel vehicles.

Prof Mariam Al-Maadeed said in regards to the MoU: “Through this agreement, QU continues to demonstrate its commitment to addressing environmental issues by investing in research that will contribute to finding sustainable solutions to the environment challenges in Qatar. This MoU comes on the side-lines of Qatar Environment Day, which aims to highlight the continuous efforts of the Qatari government to preserve the environment, in line with the pillars of Qatar National Vision 2030.”

For his part, HE Sheikh Eng Faleh bin Nasser Al-Thani said: “This agreement comes as a result of fruitful cooperation between MME and QU to provide solutions that help preserve the environment and achieve sustainable environmental development, in line with Qatar National Vision 2030.

MME is committed to providing full support to this agreement in order to fulfill its objectives in a way that benefits Qatar’s environment and economy, and we look forward to more cemented cooperation with QU in other areas.”
 

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