The Climate Report 2017/18 - Page 59



selected EOR methods based on performance
prediction.
The earlier stages of the plan include creating
a 70 MW multi-technology power station that
will advocate the use of wind, photovoltaic,
and concentrated solar power technologies.
The project’s roadmap includes the expansion
of the park to 2,000 MW of mix renewable
energy power plant technologies by 2030.



KISR is leading the national efforts to
promote, develop, and implement solar
systems in the life of the government and
private sectors. KISR has designed and
implemented photovoltaic PV systems in
schools, residential houses, government
buildings, petrol stations, and cooperative
societies.
KISR research made Kuwait the first country
in the GCC to implement energy conservation
measures related to air-conditioned buildings
through a well-defined code of practice,
which was applied in 1983. This has resulted
in significant energy savings as well as
financial and environmental returns for the
country. This code has been updated twice in
2010 and 2014, respectively.
Production and characterization of lightweight
synthetic ceramic aggregates utilizing Kuwaiti
argillaceous materials. The production of
synthetic lightweight aggregate is to utilize
recycle wastes and serve and support
sustainable building. A process is developed
to use waste concrete and bricks as an
alternative to gravel and limestone. This
process could result in savings of
approximately 40% of the cost of natural
gravel.

To enhance Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)
efforts to increase heavy oil production, a
number of projects have been conducted at
KISR, and research was carried out to see the
effect of various type of water injections in
different field of KOC

The current oil production in Kuwait is
coming from taking place in maturing fields
where primary and secondary recovery
methods lift only about 30%. Hence using
enhances oil recovery (EOR) techniques, 60%
or more of the reservoir’s original oil in place
can be produced. Thus, a theoretical model
project was aimed at analyzing various EOR
techniques to identify the most efficient and
applicable method to 15 selected KOC
reservoirs and at studying the optimum
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In residue hydro processing and heavy oil
upgrading, KISR has been involved in many
projects with Kuwait National Petroleum
Company (KNPC) in order to improve the
final product of the refinery.

KISR was selected to house UNEP regional
center for on persistent organic pollutants
(POPs). The center serves MENA region and
is well equipped to handle all necessary
analyses and interpretations.

Designed and supervised a national soil
survey, classifying the country’s soil and land
types, develop a soil information system and
analyze risks associated with development
projects. The project provided the basis for a
comprehensive land use plan, including
agricultural land allocations to different uses
comply with this plan.

Conducting environmental impact assessment
studies for many developmental projects
ensuring the safety and production of
environment.

Kuwait’s National Greenery Plan (1995-2015)
developed by KISR to improve greenery in
the country and enhance the environmental
condition.

KISR is a pioneer research institution in the
area of biotechnology. The research has
included industrial fermentation, municipal
and solid waste management areas, treatment
of contaminated soil and water, and tissue
culture technology.

In line with its commitment to improve the
quality of life of all members of society,
KISR has been actively involved in spreading
awareness, sponsoring health campaigns and
conducting research to address and treat
nutrition related diseases in Kuwait.

The research conducted at KISR’s
Aquaculture, Fisheries, and Marine has
helped establish the bases needed to protect
fish stock from deteriorating and to protect
marine biodiversity, as well as developing
fish-farming techniques.

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