Omar Fayed Presents at 2017 International Workshop on Environment & Alternative Energy

May 30, 2017 | Articles

ESTEE Chief Executive Officer, Omar Fayed delivered a speaker presentation on ‘ESTEE Solutions and R&D Initiatives’ at the 15th Annual 2017 International Workshop on Environment & Alternative Energy.

Mr Fayed provided an update on the latest prototyping, testing and operations conducted in the S2 facility based in Lausanne, Switzerland. He outlined ESTEE’s commitment to developing systems that combine emerging cleantech and biotechnology and operate in closed loop – including ESTEE’s role in an R&D programme, BELiSSIMA Phase A, developed by a Swiss and Belgian consortium focusing on the study of trace elements and microcompounds in MELiSSA, with main emphasis on the liquid and solid loop.

While addressing the delegation in attendance, Mr Fayed reinforced ESTEE’s strategy to play complementary roles of integrator, industrial partner, facilitator and investor.  

ESTEE remains strongly committed to pursue long term effort such as integrating multiple life support subsystems and components into a complex system; optimizing sub-systems interfaces within a semi-closed habitat and ensuring efficient control system and smart system monitoring.

The event, held at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, was the latest in the annual series of dynamic international workshops. The series focuses on the synergy between NASA & ESA ground-based missions and various industry sectors involved in resiliency of critical infrastructure – while this year’s theme focused on “Resiliency of Critical Infrastructure”.

Workshop topics spanned the spectrum from identifying, planning, responding to, and recovering from man-made and natural disruptions, to innovative technologies, procedures, and processes to enhance critical infrastructure resiliency. The main goal of these workshops is to promote interactions, and to encourage collaborative efforts and novel approaches to protect our mission-critical infrastructure.

Various technical sessions and discussions were held, including:

  • Environmentally Driven Challenges to Aerospace Materials and Process Management
    • Navigating REACH when Cooperating Internationally
    • Hexavalent Chrome-Free Replacement
  • Increasing Resilience and Sustainability of NASA and ESA Critical Infrastructure
    • Best Practices for Creating Resilient Control Systems
    • Smart Integrated Infrastructure/Reliability-Centered Maintenance for Increased Facility Resilience