Qatar’s construction leader signs research agreement to sequester CO2 using algae

[Qatar] The Centre for Sustainable Development (CSD) at Qatar University College of Arts and Sciences (QU-CAS) and Qatari Diar Vinci Construction (QDVC) recently signed an agreement to establish a joint research project in the field of algae-based bio products.

The deal aims to support high-quality research and development activities relating to CO2 capture and sequestration into innovative algal products. These products could potentially be used in road or construction sectors, and support sustainable development in Qatar.

The agreement was signed by QU President Dr Hassan Al Derham and QDVC CEO Yanick Garillon in the presence of CAS dean Dr Eiman Mustafawi. CAS associate deans for Academic Affairs Dr Hassan Abdulaziz, for Outreach and Engagement Dr Khalifa Hazaa, for Planning and Quality Assurance Dr Steven Wright, and for Research and Graduate studies Dr Mohamed Ahmedna.

CSD director Dr Hamad Al Saad Al Kuwari, CSD project manager of Algal Technologies Program Mr Hareb Al Jabri, QDVC Chief Support Services Officer Sheikha Athba Al Thani, QDVC head of PR and Communication Ferial Bouchaib, and QVCD Corporate Social Responsibility coordinator Marie Marvillet, were also present at the event. The agreement includes research to determine suitable algae strains for production of algal products dedicated to long-term carbon sequestration.

 

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