THE LAUNCH OF PAKISTAN’S FIRST BIOMASS CLUSTER-
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The United Nations Resident Coordinator for Pakistan, Mr Knut Ostby, graced the occasion as chief guest. Stressing the need for adopting biomass as a clean, green and affordable source of energy in an agricultural country like Pakistan, he remarked that initiatives such as the launch of Pakistan Biomass Cluster at NUST resonate with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Earlier, Dr Nassar Ikram, Pro-Rector Research Innovation & Commercialisation (RIC) NUST said that the launch of Pakistan’s first biomass cluster has marked a new beginning of leveraging the valued indigenous networks of low carbon-based biomass equipment manufacturers, small- and medium-scale industries with ever-growing energy needs, research groups, academia, and financial institutions for the penetration of cost-effective biomass-based clean energy solutions. He also apprised the audience that NUST is an SDG-engaged university, working in 12 SDGs and gradually increasing its spread to cover all 17.