Doha: Qatar University College of Engineering (QU-CENG) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) to establish collaboration on the exchange of information and consultancy on the recent techniques to capture the organic gas released from waste and recycle it into an organic fuel for dual-fuel vehicles.
The MoU was signed by MME Assistant Undersecretary for General Services Affairs HE Sheikh Eng Faleh bin Nasser Al-Thani and QU Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies Prof Mariam Al Maadeed.
Commenting on the MoU, 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 provide 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 towards more cemented cooperation with QU in other areas.”
Prof Mariam Al Maadeed said, “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 sidelines 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.”
The terms of the MoU include collaboration on conducting a feasibility study of the project including capturing the organic gas, squeezing and purifying it to use it as a fuel for dual-fuel vehicles. Fuel will be tested through cars that will be operated using the new fuel.