‘Waste to Energy’ forum looks to capture lost energy
Aramco is scouring its plants and industrial processes to deploy innovative energy efficiency solutions.
Aramco is scouring its plants and industrial processes to deploy innovative energy efficiency solutions while augmenting environmental protection.
Approximately 200 scientists and engineers participated in a virtual forum titled “Waste to Energy” on Sept. 1 that highlighted the endeavors across the industry and Saudi Aramco to capitalize on opportunities to captured lost energy.
The forum was organized by the Process and Control Systems Department with the purpose of sharing knowledge and success stories.
The event featured a total of eight speakers from Aramco, government, and joint ventures. The event started with a presentation about how energy can be generated from garbage while reducing landfall usage. Speakers talked about the importance of examining various options to deal with trash, such as recovering materials and then pursuing the most suitable option.
Aramco speakers showed how the company is examining plants, existing and new, to find wasted energy, then study efficiency solutions’ economic feasibility and reduction in carbon emissions. Decisions are made to achieve the best financial returns in the long term while enhancing environmental protection.
The following is the list of Aramco speakers and their presentations:
- “Waste to Energy Technologies in the Context of Municipal Waste Management Strategies,” Forbes R. Mcdougall of Environment Protection
- “Utilizing Waste Energy for Thermal Desalination,” Ali H. AlShehri of the Safaniyah Onshore Production Department
- “Circular Economy Initiative at Tanajib Plant Using HPRT,” Ahmed Bu Ali from the Northern Area Technical Support Department
- “A Potential Contribution of Electricity Generation from Municipal Solid Waste,” Mohammed T. Ibrahim from the Northern Area Pipeline Department
- “Saving Steam in Utility Plant Deaerator by Utilizing the Heat Integration Method,” Ahmad Nughairi from the Abqaiq Plants Operations Department
- “Fuel Cell Power Generation Opportunities and Challenges at Landfills,” Khaled S. Al Usaimi from the Process and Control System Department.