New KAUST research and innovation center SABIC signs agreement with KAUST to launch new research and innovation center
Quote: KSU Chair, SABIC Discuss Building Plant Using Solar Power, Wind for Electricity
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) signed today a long-term research and innovation agreement with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The agreement calls for the construction of the SABIC Research and Innovation Center at University campus, scheduled to begin operations in 2012.
Construction of a clean and renewable energy plant that would generate electricity from solar and wind power was discussed during a recent meeting between King Saud University’s Dr. Salem Al-Deyab, supervisor of KSU’s Petroleum Research Chair, and Mr. Nafid Khan, technical director of the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC).
They agreed that the plant could be the model for similar sources of energy to be installed throughout the Kingdom.
This is interesting, because this article dates from Wed, 5 Jan, 2011, and Dr. Bob posted his tweet about PRs on January 26.
Just a coincidence, or is there more going on here?