The Energy Center (TEC), KNUST, as part of its activities in providing capacity building for professionals in the area of energy, has partnered with Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) to train the next generation of experts in Renewable Energy Technologies (RET) and Applications.
The partnership is supported by the Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research and seeks to strengthen the Masters Programme in Renewable Energy Technologies (MSc. RET) which is currently jointly run by The Energy Center and the Department of Mechanical Engineering, KNUST.
The Chemical Engineering Department of KNUST together with the Water Research Institute of CSIR and in partnership with the Danish Technical University have been awarded a 2 million USD DANIDA north-driven research grant to undertake a research and development program on seaweed biorefinery in Ghana.
They were selected out of 28 participating institutions worldwide. The principal investigator and coordinator for Ghana on the project is Dr. Moses Mensah (a Fellow of The Energy Center).
In partnership with the Vienna-based Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), and the Energy Commission (EC) of Ghana, The Energy Centre (TEC) has organised a three-day residential Training Workshop for journalists in Ghana.
The training took place from 27 – 29 March 2014 in Accra.
The training is part of the project titled “Building a reliable energy access database to promote sustainable energy expansion in Ghana”.