CH2MÂ HillÂ has designed a pilot bioenergy facilityÂ in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi,Â that will house research and development work by theÂ Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium.
The company said WednesdayÂ theÂ Integrated Seawater Energy and Agriculture System uses a seawater-irrigated agricultural system to help researchers develop technology that produce an alternative fuel supply.
Neil Reynolds, CH2M HillÂ regional managing director for the Middle East, North Africa and India, said that the project works to bolster the UAE’sÂ water and energy security as well as research onÂ sustainable biofuel.
MI and SBRC commissioned CH2M Hill in 2014 to provide bothÂ facility design andÂ technical support for the project, the company said.
SBRC is comprised ofÂ Boeing, Etihad Airways, General Electric,Â Honeywell UOPÂ andÂ Safran.