MUSCAT: The Energy Future Leaders Programme – organised as part of the 2022 edition of the Green Hydrogen Summit Oman (GHSO) Global Conference & Exhibition – formally kicked off on August 1, 2022.
The novel initiative, will open the way for young energy researchers, from and abroad, to be part of Oman’s premier green energy forum set to take place at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre in Muscat from December 5 to 7, 2022.
Announcing the start of the Energy Future Leaders Programme, Dr Intisar al Busaidy – Team Leader, said: “For a limited period only, interested college and university students from Oman and abroad can register to be part of this exciting opportunity to showcase their research work on green hydrogen at this year’s GHSO 2022 Global Summit and Exhibition. The winning submissions will be invited on stage to speak about their research work and receive prestigious awards as well.
As many as 120-plus leading universities from around the world, including all of the universities in the Sultanate of Oman, are expected to participate in the Energy Future Leaders Programme, says Dr Al Busaidy, a well-known Omani Petroleum Engineer.
“We expect interest to be strong primarily because green energy is an emerging discipline with huge potential across the world. Participants will have the opportunity to network with industry professionals and peers, giving them valuable exposure to this exciting industry.”
But the programme will have broader spin-offs for the goal of human capacity building and R&D, Dr Al Busaidy adds. “We envision the potential for this programme to prepare a new cadre of young professionals for jobs in the future green hydrogen industry, as well as enhance R&D opportunities in the green energy space.”
Abstracts of student research work must be submitted in the prescribed format latest by July 31, 2022 to be eligible to enter the programme. Following an evaluation phase by an eminent jury, a shortlist of merit-worthy candidates will be invited to submit a detailed paper on their work. While all of the finalists will be provided space in the exhibition area to showcase their work, three of them will receive the distinct honour to present their work during the Summit.
“We look forward to working closely with Dr Intisar and her all-Omani team in delivering an impactful Energy Future Leaders Programme as part of GHSO 2022,” said Abdullah Al Harthy, Chairman, Birba Energy, the lead organisers of the Green Hydrogen Summit Oman event.
“By opening up the programme to participants from both Oman and abroad, we envision the potential for cross-border collaboration in R&D and academic filed, knowledge sharing and skills development in new cutting-edge disciplines.”
Organised by Birba Energy in cooperation with the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, the 3-day summit and exhibition will focus on Oman’s strategy to develop a world-class industry that, on the one hand, meets the energy requirements of the Sultanate of Oman’s future low-carbon economy, and on the other, serve as a major global supplier of the carbon-neutral fuel.
Given the strategic national significance of this forum, GHSO 2022 has received strong sponsorship support from a number of leading energy companies, developers and technology providers. Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL), and energy Development Oman has signed up as Host sponsor Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has signed up as main sponsor. Sohar Port and Freezone as Diamond Sponsor. ThyssenKrupp, Technip energies and Worley as platinum sponsors. Sohar Aluminum and TUV SUD as silver sponsors. ZL OER chemicals and STS as session sponsors Also backing the event are leading global organisations notably the International Energy Agency (IEA), Green Hydrogen Lab, Arab- German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, AKH German Industry and Commerce, and World Hydrogen Leaders.
For further details regarding registration, sponsorship, partnership and exhibition space, check out the dedicated website: greenhydrogensummitoman.com. For details about eligibility and registration criteria, interested students are requested to check out dedicated page: www.greenhydrogensummitoman.com.”