Masdar, that "zero carbon, zero waste, car-free city" we first wrote about back in 2007 has been moving forward in Abu Dhabi. 100 sudents and faculty should be living in the early stages of development by the fall. Last November, the forces that be awarded Mustang Engineering (from Houston, Texas) a contract to ship the city's CO2 via pipeline to Abu Dhabi's oil reservoirs to be pumped underground for "enhanced oil recovery." The Masdar Initiative expects that five million tons of CO2 a year will be captured and reused by 2013. That's just one of many news items from Masdar.

Renewable Energy World recently sent out an email asking for investors and industry partners to help keep the Masdar plans on track. Their email said that, "By taking sustainable development and living to a new level, Masdar City will lead the world in understanding how all future cities should be built." Well, if all cities in the future will be car-free, then yes, this is a blueprint. If not, well, maybe someone should tell them that enhancing oil recovery isn't a very futuristic idea.

There's a video and REW's email after the jump.

[Source: Renewable Energy World, Masdar]

RENEWABLE ENERGY WORLD EMAIL:

Masdar City is the most ambitious sustainable development in the world today - it will be the world's first zero carbon, zero waste, car-free city powered entirely by renewable energy sources. It is part of the Masdar Initiative; a long-term strategic endeavour by Abu Dhabi to accelerate the development and deployment of clean future energy solutions. By taking sustainable development and living to a new level, Masdar City will lead the world in understanding how all future cities should be built. The City is a free zone cleantech cluster, which is already attracting the world's best in all areas of sustainability, from renewable energy to biomass. All types of companies including innovators, incubators, research and development, pioneers and solution providers will be part of the journey to create, work and live in Masdar City.

Masdar City is more than a concept - it is happening. Phase One of Masdar City has now begun - The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology is underway and Masdar City will be home to 100 students and faculty by fall 2009. Masdar is embarking on a global drive to attract industry partners in energy and utilities fields to achieve this important objective.

Your expertise in energy and utilities will contribute to the development of a blueprint for the cities of the future.

To find out how to become a partner please visit us at www.masdaruae.com



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