KSA capabilities in clean energy innovation

16th of September 2020 | 17:00 – 18:00

Event Overview

Clean energy innovation is recognized as an important pathway for tackling climate change, increasing energy demand and reducing carbon emissions.

Saudi Arabia recognizes the need to accelerate clean energy innovation on different areas including greenhouse gas management, energy efficiency and renewable energy through Saudi science and technology institutions, universities, research centers, nationally owned companies as well as the private sector.

This event will bring together representatives from R&D, University, and industry members in the KSA to display the capabilities of KSA in the clean energy innovation and to discuss their innovations.


Dr. Naif Alqahtani
Director of CCUS Research Center, KACST. (Moderator), King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)

Dr. Saeed Al-Shihri
Director of the National Center for Chemical Catalysts, KACST, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)

Dr. Iqbal Ismail
Professor of Physical Chemistry, King Abdulaziz University (KAU)

Dr. Hussam Khonkar
Professor at National Center for Solar Energy Technology, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)

Dr. Zeyad Almutairi
Director of the Sustainable Energy Technologies Center at King Saud University (KSU)

Dr. Malak Al-Nory
Provost of Effat University

Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Qasim
Champion of CCUS/EOR at Saudi Aramco

Dr. Bandar AlOtaibi
Director of the National Center of Energy Storage Technology, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)


17:00 – 17:05

Welcome and Agenda Overview
Dr. Naif Alqahtani (KACST)

17:05 – 17:15

Circular Carbon Economy
Dr. Saeed Alshihri (KACST)

17:15 – 17:25

Sustainable Energy Generation Potential from Solid Waste in Saudi Arabia
Dr. Iqbal Ismail (KAU)

17:25 – 17:35

The Important of Localizing Clean Energy Technology to meet Saudi Carbon Management: In the Post-Cap-and-Trade Carbon Economy for Limiting Climate Change
Dr. Hossam Khonkar (KACST)

17:35 – 17:45

University and its role in Clean Energy Innovation
Dr. Zeyad Almutairi (KSU)

17:45 – 17:55

Green Water Desalination to Achieve Circularity in Energy
Dr. Malak Al-Nory (Effat University)

17:55 – 18:05

Uthmaniyah CCUS Demonstration Project
Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Qasim (Aramco)

18:05 – 18:15

Retrospective and Perspective of Research and Development Efforts on Solar-Driven Hydrogen Generation at KACST
Dr. Bandar AlOtaibi (KACST)

18:15 – 18:30

Q & A