Morocco has become a renewable energy powerhouse,
with the goal of reducing its fossil fuel bill by focusing on renewables
while still meeting growing energy needs that are increasing by
about 7 % per year. Recently, the King of Morocco inaugurated the
first phase of an ambitious 2 GW solar energy plan. The first phase
Nour, a 500 MW
plant, is located about 200 Km south of Marrakech. The country is
moving toward of the goal of securing 50% of its energy consumption
from renewable energies by 2030. The most important gathering
in the world on climate change, COP22, was held in Marrakech in November 2016.
The fifth edition of the biannual Euromediterranean conference on
materials and renewable energies (EMCMRE-5) will be organized in Marrakech, Morocco, June 17-20,
2019. This conference is strongly supported and endorsed by Science,
Technology, Research for Mediterranean (STARM) association
and Moroccan Society of Sciences for Development (MSSD).
The scientific topics of the EMCMRE-5 will focus
on materials with potential utilization in renewable energies, energy
storage, state of
the art experimental techniques, and advanced theoretical and computational
The Conference will be dedicated to energy harvesting,
energy storage and materials for renewable energies with an emphasis
on nanoscience and nanotechnology. The topics of the EMCMRE conference
will encompass the branches of physics, chemistry, biology and computer
science that directly impact renewable energies. The targeted audience
includes students, faculty, researchers, and engineers from Universities,
Engineering Schools and Research Institutes and industry.
The Conference will include oral and poster presentations
as well as keynote and invited presentations given by high profile
scientists that will cover the key themes of the conference. Participation
of graduate students from both sides of the Mediterranean is strongly
encouraged. Proceedings of the conference will be published in ELSEVIER
Materials Today: Proceedings.