EU funded project FOSTEr in MED participates in the Mediterranean Gas and Oil exhibition to discuss

The Industrial Research Institute of Beirut, partner of EU project FOSTEr in MED, participated in the Mediterranean Gas and Oil conference that took place at Crown Plaza Hotel from April 16 to 18, in order to better promote the solutions that solar energy can offer, promoting the “energy mix” culture.

“We were not there to say that we are an alternative to the traditional Gas and Oil that have been used for decades for energy production, but to discuss ways to work hand in hand to offer solutions for energy needs in the country and region”, said Dr. Elias Kinab, the Info Point administrator of FOSTEr in MED project.

Lebanon is known for its wide dependency on the traditional sources of energy, mainly gas and oil, but renewable energy is a long-term support to the conventional means of productions. “The main point that we defended was that Lebanon can reduce his needs of exported gas and oil by producing its own energy. In addition to that, renewable energy is clean and can contribute in the reduction of the amount of pollution in the country.”

The first Medgo International Conference aims to create an interdisciplinary platform to stakeholders in order to share and disseminate their experience and ideas related to gas and oil and was held under the patronage of Mrs. Nazik Rafic Hariri.

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