May 17, 2020

Become a Master of Energy at Qatar school

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[email protected] Make sure to check out the latest issue of Energy Digital magazine Hamad bin Khalifa University in Qatar recently admitted its fir...

Make sure to check out the latest issue of Energy Digital magazine

Hamad bin Khalifa University in Qatar recently admitted its first class for its Executive Master in Energy and Resources.

Specially designed to create an in-depth understanding of the role of energy and resources in modern life, HBKU's Executive Master in Energy and Resources will integrate the disciplines of geopolitics, public policy, technology, finance, management and strategy, and will prepare participants to conduct strategic analysis, reach effective decisions and manage their operations with a global understanding of E&R issues.

The program is offered in partnership with Georgetown University, Texas A&M University, and HEC Paris.

Dr. Mounir Hamdi is the newly appointed dean of HBKU's College of Science, Engineering, and Technology. A world-renowned researcher and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Hamdi was chair professor and head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) before joining HBKU.

He has received awards and grants for his initiatives to improve teaching methodologies, delivery and technologies. He has consulted for companies and government organizations in the USA, Europe andAsia, and has served on the editorial boards of several prestigious academic journals.

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“The HBKU Executive Master in Energy and Resources implements Qatar National Vision of building a knowledge economy, through interdisciplinary learning on issues which are relevant to Qatar and the region,” said Dr. Antoine Hyafil, the academic coordinator for the Executive Master in Energy and Resources.

The 29 admitted students, 21 men and eight women, come from a wide variety of backgrounds from oil and gas to engineering, finance, transportation and real estate. The students will go through five modules over a period of 16 months. Classes began on Jan. 25.

Among the students admitted to the program is Yousef Al-Jaber, head of CSR and Institutional Affairs, Total E&P Qatar. “This program fits exactly with my career development. I studied Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University at Qatar and the Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar,” Yousef said. “I am interested in this program because it focuses not only on oil and gas, but on all aspects of the energy industry.”

Photo caption: Hamad bin Khalifa University welcomes the first admitted class for the Executive Master in Energy and Resources.

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Apr 16, 2021

Hydrostor receives $4m funding for A-CAES facility in Canada

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Dominic Ellis
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The funding will be used to complete essential engineering and planning, and enable Hydrostor to take critical steps toward construction
The funding will be used to complete essential engineering and planning, and enable Hydrostor to take critical steps toward construction...

Hydrostor has received $4m funding to develop a 300-500MW Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) facility in Canada.

The funding will be used to complete essential engineering and planning, and enable Hydrostor to plan construction. 

The project will be modeled on Hydrostor’s commercially operating Goderich storage facility, providing up to 12 hours of energy storage.

The project has support from Natural Resources Canada’s Energy Innovation Program and Sustainable Development Technology Canada.

Hydrostor’s A-CAES system supports Canada’s green economic transition by designing, building, and operating emissions-free energy storage facilities, and employing people, suppliers, and technologies from the oil and gas sector.

The Honorable Seamus O’Regan, Jr. Minister of Natural Resources, said: “Investing in clean technology will lower emissions and increase our competitiveness. This is how we get to net zero by 2050.”

A-CAES has the potential to lower greenhouse gas emissions by enabling the transition to a cleaner and more flexible electricity grid. Specifically, the low-impact and cost-effective technology will reduce the use of fossil fuels and will provide reliable and bankable energy storage solutions for utilities and regulators, while integrating renewable energy for sustainable growth. 

Curtis VanWalleghem, Hydrostor’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are grateful for the federal government’s support of our long duration energy storage solution that is critical to enabling the clean energy transition. This made-in-Canada solution, with the support of NRCan and Sustainable Development Technology Canada, is ready to be widely deployed within Canada and globally to lower electricity rates and decarbonize the electricity sector."

The Rosamond A-CAES 500MW Project is under advanced development and targeting a 2024 launch. It is designed to turn California’s growing solar and wind resources into on-demand peak capacity while allowing for closure of fossil fuel generating stations.

Hydrostor closed US$37 million (C$49 million) in growth financing in September 2019. 

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