H H Sheikha Moza bint Nasser inspecting a powerful scanner at the restoration centre of the National Library of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro yesterday. A R Al Baker
Rio de Janeiro: H H Sheikha Moza bint Nasser discussed partnership opportunities between the CENPES oil research centre and Qatar Foundation yesterday.
Accompanied by three Qatari youth advocates and the Executive Vice President of Research and Development for Qatar Foundation, Dr Thomas Zacharia, Sheikha Moza visited the laboratories and saw cutting edge solutions being developed at CENPES into sustainable and diversified energy.
Sheikha Moza also discussed crucial relationships between universities and technology parks with the CEO of the Brazilian national oil company, Petrobras, Maria das Gracas Silva Foster.
CENPES is the largest centre for research on oil in the southern hemisphere and one of the largest applied research centres in the world.
Executive Vice President of Research and Development for Qatar Foundation, Dr Thomas Zacharia said: “One of the key pillars of Qatar National Research Strategy is to address challenges of energy and the environment. CENPES is a world leader in this field and could become a valuable partner. Qatar Foundation R&D looks forward to exploring concrete actions and mutually beneficial collaborative opportunities with CENPES.”
The Qatar National Research Strategy has a strong commitment to renewable energy, including solar and biofuels.
Qatar Foundation Research and Development through the Qatar National Research Fund has already funded an ongoing project on fluid separations in porous media in collaboration with Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Universidade Federal do Esprito Santo, Federal University of Ceara, and Universidade Estadual de Maringa. QNA