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Can Renewable Energy and Hydrocarbons Help Cyprus (Nicosia)

The MIT Club of Cyprus is pleased to announce the 3rd MIT Club Lecture. The details of the lecture are below:
Who: Dr. Constantinos Hadjistassou, Research Associate at the University of Cyprus
What: Can Renewable Energy and Hydrocarbons Help Cyprus Weather the Economic Crisis?
When: THURSDAY, May 30th at 7PM
Where: Lecture Hall within the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation at Protected content Street, Nicosia, see map here:
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Outline of Lecture:
In the first part of the lecture, we will present the concept of “green” energy with examples from other countries. We will attempt to answer fundamental questions as to whether Cyprus can one day generate all of its electricity from renewable energy sources (RES) and what are the shortcomings of this proposition. The second part of the talk will focus on the discovery of significant hydrocarbons resources in the Cypriot exclusive economic zone. We will present a brief intro into the Oil & Gas (O&G) industry. Next, we will selectively present the prime technological advances which permit the discovery and exploration of offshore O&G resources in ultra-deep waters. The prospect of building a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility will be presented in conjunction with the second licensing round. Among other matters, the possibility of discovering oil and the potential of transforming Cyprus into a petro-cluster will be outlined.

Background Information regarding the Speaker:
Constantinos is a research associate at the University of Cyprus and a consulting renewable and conventional energy engineer at Energy Sequel. He specializes in offshore hydrocarbon resources, low-carbon technologies, carbon footprint and virtual water footprint. Constantinos has actively participated in several projects related to solar thermal energy, the introduction of natural gas in Cyprus, wave energy harvesting devises, photovoltaics, thermoelectric systems, and energy conservation schemes. Past experience includes working on behalf of the major energy companies BP, Mobil-Exxon, Petrolina, and Intergas, in Cyprus. He holds a BEng in Marine Technology and an MSc in Engineering from the University of Newcastle, UK. Subsequently, he completed a Master’s degree (SM) in Ocean Systems from MIT, USA, and a doctorate in Engineering Science– with specialisation in computational modelling– from the University of Oxford, UK.

To help us make the best arrangements, please register for the event the soonest possible by e-mailing Shereen at Protected content