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Press Release THE ISRAELI AMBASSADOR VISITS CENER Sarriguren (Navarre), 20th March 2012.- Fostering renewable energies and developing related projects are two of the main goals of the visit made by the Israeli Ambassador in Spain, Alon Bar, to CENER (National Centre for Renewable Energies), located in Sarriguren, where he met with José Javier Armendáriz, the Director General of the research centre. During his visit to CENER, Mr Bar was accompanied by the Embassy's Attaché for Economic and Commercial Affairs, Yifat Alon Perel, and the President of the SpanishIsraeli Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Gil Gidrón. CENER's international activity is very active, and next week Manuel Blanco, Director of the Department of Thermal Solar Energy, will be travelling to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in his role as the Chairperson of SolarPACES to lead a meeting of the Executive Committee of this international collaboration network for thermoelectric solar power, which reports to the International Energy Agency. For more information, go to: www.cener.com About CENER +The National Renewable Energy Centre is a highly rated technology centre, with international prestige. It is specialised in applied research and the development and promotion of renewable energies. CENER has more than 200 researchers, carrying out activities on the five continents. The Board of Trustees is comprised of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, the Research Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEMAT), the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism and the Government of Navarra. CENER performs its activity in six work areas (wind, solar thermal and solar photovoltaic, biomass, building energy and renewable energy grid integration), participating as a technical specialist in Technical Committees at home and abroad. CENER has modern, accredited laboratories and technological facilities, which are an international benchmark, as is the case of the Wind Turbine Test Laboratory, a Microgrid and its recently launched 2nd Generation Biofuel Centre.

For more information, contact: JULIA ELIZALDE (HEAD OF COMMS AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS). Tel: 948 25 28 00 jelizalde@cener.com / www.cener.com

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