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New 'TechTalks' series focuses on energy sustainability

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MUSCAT: Birba, the Sultanate of Oman’s leading energy-focused event management specialist, launched ‘TechTalks’ – a platform for knowledge sharing – in collaboration with Oman Hydrogen Centre (OHC).

The objective behind these technical talks is to create an environment in which stakeholders, researchers, and thought leaders can come together to share knowledge and discuss the latest developments in science, technology, and engineering in support of growth in Oman.

The inaugural session, focusing on ‘Hydrogen Storage’ was held at Hormuz Grand Muscat last week. During this session, experts shared technical insights and learnings from global feasibility studies specific to the storage of hydrogen and explored Oman's untapped potential for underground storage within its geological formations.

Oman's potential for underground hydrogen storage is immense due to favorable geological attributes such as abundant salt caverns and porous rock formations. These provide secure, large-scale storage options that can support renewable energy integration, carbon reduction, and positioning the country as a regional hydrogen hub. There was also a review of the ‘Hystories’ project and its potential for secure, efficient, and sustainable energy storage.

Dr Sausan al Riyami, Director of the Oman Hydrogen Centre, said: “To foster development and scientific progress, we must collaborate locally and globally, drawing upon the collective wisdom of our global network. Education is a cornerstone of technological advancement, driving innovation, ensuring that we keep in view new and advancing transformative technologies.”

Abdullah al Harthy, Chairman – Birba, added: “Through this inspiring initiative, we look forward to sharing know-how and exploring opportunities in Oman and highlighting how Oman’s Vision 2040 is creating the conditions where more than ever investors in our country can grow, succeed and thrive.”

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