UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund awards EPC contract to build resilient clean-energy project worth US$50m in Dominica
    22 May 2021

    The UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund, the largest renewable energy investment of its type in the region, which is fully financed by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, has announced the signing of an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to build a hurricane-resistant clean energy project worth US$50m in Dominica, WAM reports. Masdar, one of the […]

    Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park launches global virtual hackathon towards more sustainable energy
    20 May 2021

    The Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park (SRTI Park), which launched in 2020 the MEA Energy Innovation Hub, is looking for participants in the 48-hour global hackathon. It will identify and co-create innovative solutions that provide a multidisciplinary and socially beneficial response to urgent energy challenges, WAM reports. Calling all university students and professors around […]

    Students in Oman produce coal from coffee residue
    16 May 2021

    A group of Muscat students have managed to produce quantities of charcoal made from coffee residue. Used coffee grounds are usually incinerated or sent to landfill – and in landfill, rotting coffee grounds generate methane, a greenhouse gas around 34 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Is there a better way to recycle coffee grounds? […]

    German scientists invented “smart glass” that detects the presence of the user and reduces energy consumption
    13 May 2021

    German scientists have developed glass that reduces energy consumption and regulates the temperature in the room. This was announced by the University of Kassel in an article “MOEMS micromirror arrays in smart windows for daylight steering”, published recently in the first issue of the journal of optical microsystems, reports. “Our smart glazing is based […]

    Oman and Saudi Arabia took place in energy transition and  Environmental Performance Indexes
    12 May 2021

    Saudi Arabia advances 5 places globally in energy transition index Saudi Arabia has jumped five places in the global Energy Transition Index (ETI) for the year 2021, according to the World Economic Forum’s Fostering Effective Energy Transition 2021 report published on April, 27, Saudi Gazette reports. According to the report, the Kingdom now ranks 81st […]