Workshop on biomass gasification techs held at NUST

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STAFF REPORT ISB: UNIDO in collaboration with the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) has recently organized a training workshop on biomass gasification technologies at NUST.

The activity was conducted under the UNIDO-GEF ‘Promoting Sustainable Energy Production and Use from Biomass in Pakistan’ project as part of a series of training and awareness raising workshops aimed at enhancing the knowledge base of biomass gasification in the country.

The event was designed as a one-day training initiative for non-engineering professionals from small and medium sized industrial facilities, public sector organisations and members of academic institutions.

Purpose of the workshop was to build capacity and strengthen support to the rural SMEs in Pakistan through the use biomass. Pakistan is facing severe energy challenges that include frequent power cuts and unreliable supply of natural gas.

UNIDO is helping SMEs to utilise the abundant indigenous biomass resource and address the difficulties they face in generating electricity and process heat.

The organization seeks to support the SME sector of Pakistan, a pillar of any developing economy, through this clean energy initiative leading to improved competitiveness of local manufacturing and in parallel contributing to the global initiatives.

On the occasion, Dr Bilal Khan, the Principal of the Centre for Advanced Studies in Energy (CAS-EN), NUST, spoke about the activities and objectives of the on-going collaboration between the UNIDO biomass project and NUST.


Published in: Volume 07 Issue 08

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