Symposium on fuel and renewable energy at the university of Baghdad

Symposium on fuel and renewable energy at the university of Baghdad

The Institute of genetic engineering and biotechnology techniques for graduate studies at the university of Baghdad held a symposium entitled “bio-fuel technologies”. The symposium included two lectures, the first one was delivered by Dr. Muhannad Haseeb from Khwarizmi college of engineering at the university of Baghdad entitled “bio-fuel as a renewable energy” and the second one was delivered by Dr. Alaa Karim Mohammed, an instructor at the Institute for genetic engineering and assistant of the president of university for scientific affairs, entitled “the use of raw materials in the production of hydrocarbons”. The researchers talked about the importance of this fuel resulting from the energy of living organisms, whether plant or animal since it is one of the most important sources of renewable energy, unlike other natural resources such as oil, coal, fossil and nuclear fuel. The researchers confirmed that some countries have started with planting certain types of plants to make use of bio-fuel such as corn and soybeans in the United States, turnips in Europe, sugar cane in Brazil, palm oil in Southeast Asia. The bio-fuel can be obtained from the industrial analysis of crops, waste and remnants of animals that can be reused such as straw, wood, fertilizers, rice husks and from biodegradable waste of houses, workshops, factories and food which can be converted into bio-gas by microbes of anaerobic digestion. The researchers classified the biomass used as fuel into several types such as animal waste, woody and herbaceous wastes. At the end of the symposium  the researchers who gave lectures were honored for the scientific results they reached at that can be used in the country and marketed under the slogan: “the university in service of community”.

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