x Abu Dhabi, UAE Thursday 20 July 2017

Emirati students focus energy on renewables

A group of Emirati students are focusing all of their energy on sustainable technologies during their internships at major companies in Japan.

ABU DHABI // A group of Emirati students are focusing all of their energy on sustainable technologies during their internships at major companies in Japan.

Seven students from Abu Dhabi's Masdar Institute of Science and Technology are soaking up information as part of the two-month programme that ends tomorrow.

They will then bring these advanced technologies to the UAE for further development, the state news agency Wam reported yesterday.

"The experience is beneficial, offering me profound exposure to latest technologies in various sectors of energy, waste and renewables," said Iman Ustadi, who is interning with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

Mr Ustadi's internship, which focuses on waste-to-energy processes, includes lectures and visits to plants in different regions of Japan, as well as technical and informative discussions with experts in the field, Wam reported.

Other companies with interns from the institute include Chiyoda, Mitsubishi Electric, Hitachi Infrastructure Systems and JGC.

Majed Al Marzouqi visited a photovoltaic plant in Oita city and the JGC laboratory in Ueno city.

As an intern, Mr Al Marzouqi is acquiring knowledge in the latest technologies for carbon capture, energy saving, and building of smart communities, Wam reported.

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology is an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies.

Established as a continuing collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, it combines theory and practice.

Masdar Institute is committed to finding solutions to the challenges of clean energy and climate change through education and research.

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