Did you know that Arab countries suffer a staggering loss of around five billion dollars annually by disregarding waste recycling? This mind-boggling estimate comes straight from a study released by the "League of Arab States." Recycling companies also struggle to find enough waste to recycle, making their mission even more challenging. But what if we could transform waste into opportunities?
In this episode, we dive into the world of QKONs and explore their innovative solutions to this pressing issue with Dr. Tareq Al-Ansari.
Dr. Tareq Al-Ansari is an associate professor and head of the division of sustainable development.
Dr. Al-Ansari completed his B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from the University College of London (2008), an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge (2011), and completed his PhD at Imperial College London in Sustainable Development and Environmental Engineering (2016). His thesis was titled: "The Development of the Energy, Water and Food Nexus Systems Model".
Previously, Dr. Al-Ansari worked at Qatar Energy in the common cooling water project and the Barzan Gas Project. He has also served as a technical advisor at the Qatar National Food Security Program.
Dr. Tareq's research portfolio includes; multi-generation systems, clean fuels, energy, water and food nexus, food security, design of sustainable and intelligent food systems, circular economies, CO2 utilisation, and conversion of waste into value-added products through gasification and pyrolysis.