Science Target Conference Systems, Ajman 4th International Environment Conference 2016

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Conversion Of Coal to Be environmentally friendly Fuel
Osama Fathi Abdel Rahman

Last modified: 2015-11-19




The Author is an Egyptian oil, Gas and renewable energy expert with more than 40 years in these field . Most of his experience was gained from the Gulf area where he has occupied several managerial positions with Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) and Qatar petroleum . His last position  was : A.Manager HSE strategy  with Qatar Petroleum

Egypt has recently approved coal to be part of its energy mix in power generation and Cement production  . Due to its high carbon content , shifting to coal in Cement industry and Power generation will sharply increases the emission of Carbon dioxide , the main gas responsible for climate change phenomena . The  executives regulations gave the freedom to Cement producers to get their 100 %   fuel  needs  from Coal . Being  the cheapest energy source , it is expected most if not   all of  cement production  in Egypt  will shift to Coal

Additionally at least 5 giant power stations using coal as a fuel were announced in Egypt

In this paper( in the form of Slide presentation) , I will present the expected impact of CO2 emission in Egypt from using Coal in Cement production and power generation and discuss the opportunity in applying the technology of Carbon Capture and Storage(CCS) not only as a mean to dispose  Carbon Dioxide but also as an investment opportunity to increase crude production