Biogas Technology Workshop at JUST
7 JULY 2020 /// Faculty of Agriculture at Jordan University of Science and Technology in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Royal Scientific Society (RSS)/National Energy Research Center (NERC) completed the first day of the pioneering theoretical training on Biogas Technology "Design, Build, and Operate Biogas Plants".
According to a statement ,this training falls within the activities of the biogas pilot project, which is one part of the "Improving rural livelihoods and the environment through the integral utilization of residues of treated wastewater and organic solid waste for the production of renewable energy and compost in Mafraq Governorate of Jordan" project funded by the European Union.
The objective of the training is to build the capacity of twenty-five students from the department of Natural Resources and Environment, Faculty of Agriculture at the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) related to biogas technology, and to gain the needed knowledge and technical skills that ensure the successful implementation of the bio-energy projects.
Dr. Kamel Mahmoud, the Dean of Faculty of Agriculture at JUST pointed out the importance of this training in educating university graduates about the importance of biogas technology as one of the energy production sources. Talal Al-Fayez, on behalf of FAO Representative a.i in Jordan, said: "FAO estimates that one-third of the food produced for human consumption (about 1.3 billion tons) is lost or wasted each year, this leads to the loss of resources that contributed to its production such as water, seeds, fertilizers, feed, in addition to money and labor."