Energy efficiency for energy security urged
A two-day "International Clean Technology Fair" began at the Institution of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh (IDEB) in capital on Wednesday.
About 70 organizations took part in the fair, where they are showcasing their innovative products, technology and usage procedures.
The fair is open to everyone from 10:00am-7:00pm.
METABUILD, a project of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), and funded by European Union, organized the fair.
Chairman of Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA) Md Helal Uddin inaugurated the fair as chief guest. SREDA Member Siddique Zobair was present as the special guest.
DCCI Senior Vice President (SVP) Waqar Ahmad Choudhury and Vice President (VP) Imran Ahmed were also present on the occasion.
Helal said: “Industries in our country have started using sustainable technology and the government is formulating business friendly policies to expedite sustainable technology. “
He also said: “For ensuring energy security, we have to use cleaner sustainable technology in a planned manner. Through energy efficient technology, renewable energy, industrial waste management, metal industry process management, metering and data management production costs can be reduced in our industries.”
He also urged entrepreneurs of the country to invest in the innovative technology field.
DCCI SVP Waqar in his welcome address said: “METABUILD is working in 250 metal and steel industries to motivate them to use resource efficient cleaner production and utilizing energy efficiency.
“Objective of this project is to reduce waste emission and increase resource efficiency in metal component SMEs from the building and construction sector.”
He also said if they were able to ensure energy efficiency in the industries, 25% of existing consumption could be saved.
Siddique said SREDA was promoting energy efficiency in industries and the development should be in a sustainable manner.
“Not only cost saving issues, energy efficiency is needed to fight against climate change issues as well and SREDA wants to work with the business community in this regard,” SREDA Member Siddique said.
Senior Technical Expert of METABUILD Rajat Batra said: “This project is working in 250 industries here in Bangladesh. This project is also in operation in Sri Lanka and Nepal.”
He said industries consumed heavy energy for their production, but there were more than 150 types of technology which could be used to reduce the consumption without hampering production.