Amman, Sep. 20 (Petra) — The Jordan office of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Sunday concluded a training course on renewable energy and biogas technology titled: “Design, Construction and Operation of Biogas Plants”.
A number of trainees from various international and local organizations, university students, government employees and fresh engineering graduates took part in the course which was organized in cooperation with the Royal Scientific Society/ National Center for Energy Research and the Jordan University of Science and Technology, according to FAO/ Jordan Office statement.
The training is part of a broader EU- and FAO-funded project designed to improve livelihoods and the environment through the integrated use of treated wastewater residues and organic solid waste to produce renewable energy and fertilizers in the Mafraq governorate.
It is worth noting that FAO is building a pilot biogas unit in the Zaatari Syrian refugee camp. Under the project, the sludge from the wastewater purification plant, along with organic materials recovered from a garbage sorting facility will be used as raw materials for energy production.