Qatar University’s (QU) Gas Processing Centre (GPC) and ConocoPhillips Qatar’s Global Water Sustainability Centre (GWSC) were honoured with the 2019 Energy Globe National Award for their joint project “Sustainable Application of Osmotic Concentration to Reduce Wastewater Disposal Volumes from Gas Fields,” which is now being tested on a pilot level at the GPC.
Dr Mustafa Nasser represented the GPC, while Dr Samer Adham and Joel Minier Matar represented the GWSC.
Since 2000, the 2019 Energy Globe Award honours distinguished projects regionally, nationally and globally, where more than 1,000 projects from all over the world are submitted each year. Winners are selected by a panel, which includes members from the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), the World Bank Group (WBG) and the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC).
The award ceremony in Qatar was organised by the Austrian Embassy in Qatar and attended by various diplomatic and government dignitaries.
HE the Minister of Commerce and Industry Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari, Secretary-General of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) HE Dr Ahmad bin Hassan al-Hamadi, Director of Protocol (MoFA) ambassador Ibrahim Fakhro, Austrian ambassador to Qatar Dr Willy Kempel and President of ConocoPhillips Qatar J Todd Creeger were among those who attended the award ceremony.