Prof. Thomas Carolus, from the University of Siegen, pays a courtesy visit to the Vice Chancellor Prof. Ndirangu Kioni.
Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) and the University of Siegen signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote shared interests in education, research, and scholarships. This Memorandum of Understanding enables the exchange of undergraduate, graduate, and research students, as well as participation in seminars and academic meetings, research collaboration, the exchange of publications, academic materials, and other information, along with joint quality assurance and benchmarking.
The collaboration also enables students exchange programs through a program referred to as the Erasmus program. The program provides an enlarged variety and flexibility to students planning to pursue educational objectives and also enhances the international compatibility of studies and thus global mobility. Staff from the University have also benefited immensely from this program as they have had the opportunity to visit several enterprises that deal with, among other things, the renewal of materials for boat building, waste-to-energy plants, jet engines, maintenance, and coffee processing.
Through this collaboration, the University established the Green Institute under which we have the Centre for Biomass Energy Studies. The Center for Biomass Energy Studies (CBES) is an autonomous, self-sustaining body under Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, GREEN Institute, established in October 2019. As far as research is concerned, CBES specializes in research and development (R & R&D) in biomass biochemical conversion technologies, biomass thermal-chemical conversion technologies, biomass-based chemical production technologies, waste treatment technologies/circular production/economy, and bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) technologies. Key research focus areas include biodiesel, fuel ethanol, biomass pyrolysis and gasification, biomass gasification and power generation, synthesized fuels, municipal solid waste (MSW) treatment, and utilization.
On Monday evening, Prof. Thomas Carolus paid a courtesy visit to the Vice Chancellor Prof. Ndirangu Kioni to discuss future collaborations and partnerships. We look forward to these collaborations as we continue to better lives through technology.