‘Green electricity is vital to reduce global warming’

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Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET) Vice Chancellor Prof. Md. Rafiqul Alam speaking as the chief guest at an international seminar on “Mechanical Engineering and Renewable Energy (ICMERE-2017)” hosted by CUET Mechanical Department held at Chittagong city’s Lords Inn on December 18

PV Report : Fuel resources play a crucial role for durable infrastructural development as well as speedy economic progress. In the wake of rapid urbanization and industrialization, requirement of fuel is growing day by day and hence the world is now laying emphasis on renewal of fuel products as well as ‘green electricity’ to reduce alarming global warming. Because, existing power generation system is the prime source of emission of Greenhouse gas.
Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET) Vice Chancellor Prof. Md. Rafiqul Alam said this while speaking as the chief guest at an international seminar on “Mechanical Engineering and Renewable Energy (ICMERE-2017)” hosted by CUET Mechanical Department held at city’s Lords Inn on December 18.
He said Bangladesh is among 48 high climate risk level countries in the world and hence a number of steps have been taken in generating renewable energy.
Chaired by Prof. Dr. Sajal Chandra Banik, the seminar was spoken of among others, by Prof. Dr. Kazi Afzalur Rahman. Prof. Dr. Alamgir Chowdhury of Western Michigan University of America, Prof. Dr. Subir Kumer Saha of Indian Institute of Technology and Prof. Dr. Md. Mahbubul Alam graced the occasion as special guests.
As many as 300 teachers, researchers, professionals and entrepreneurs from 11 world countries including USA, Australia, Japan, China, Canada, South Korea, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia and Kazakhstan are expected to attend the three-day conference.
Prof. Dr. Subir Kumer Saha of Indian Institute of Technology will present the key-note paper on “Robotics to Rural : Innovative Teaching and Research Approaches” in the 1st phase and Prof. Akio Miyara of Mechanical Engineering of Japan’s Saga University on “Characteristics of Vertical and Horizontal Ground Heat Exchangers for Ground Heat Source Pump/Air Conditioning System” in the 2nd phase while Prof. Ross McArre of Mechanical and Mining Engineering of Australian University of Queensland on “Is a Robot Apocalypse Immanent?” in the 3rd phase on the 2nd day of the seminar on Tuesday.
Md. Muslim Chowdhury, Finance Secretary of the Ministry of Finance will grace the occasion as chief guest on the concluding day of the 3-day-long seminar while CUET VC Prof. Md. Rafiqul Alam and Chittagong Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce & Industry President Khalilur Rahman will remain present as special guests.

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