EXPO 2017: WORLD’S LATEST TECHNOLOGIES
The technologies that turn agriculture and its waste into future energy can utilize everything from rice husks to sawdust. Thailand expo pavilion proves the visitors that a country’s developed agriculture leads to improvement of alternative energy solutions. Thailand produces almost 80 million tons of agricultural waste per year. They are not dumped or buried in the ground but recycled into several types of clean fuel.
Thailand has also brought coffee in special cups. These cups decompose in half a year and regenerate into a plant. Therefore, dumping such waste brings no harm but benefit to the environment. Thai pavilion starts with renewables and ends with Thai massage everyone can get for free.
TITIMA LOMTOM, MANAGER, THAILAND PAVILION:
- We separate into three halls. The first hall, we present as an exhibit, a live exhibition. We bring the choir from Thailand, we bring all the Muay Thai to show combined with the multimedia, and second hall we present as a 4D theatre with a robot and especially in the third hall.
The pavilion that gained the reputation of the most unusual and spectacular one is the Monaco pavilion. One of the world’s smallest countries has a large exhibition area with the total area of 750 square meters. Here Monaco showcases green technologies of the future. Albert II, Prince of Monaco, paid visit to Astana to attend the National Day on Monaco at the Expo 2017.
ALBERT II, PRINCE OF MONACO:
- The EXPO 2017 gives ground for further development of friendly relations between our countries. We are united by a common desire to develop green economy. I want to highlight the goal set by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, to incre3ase use to alternative energy to 50% by 2050. This step deserves respect, because Kazakhstan has rich natural resources. My country is making every effort to address global warming. We are presenting some of the developments at the exhibition.
Smell of the sea hangs in the air of the Monaco pavilion, thereby letting the visitors to plunge into the atmosphere of the country. This wavy and quite unusual installation shows the film about the relation between nature and human. Monaco and the sea are inseparable. The people of Monaco have learned how to use thermal springs, to heat and cool houses with sea water, and even build on the sea long time ago. Construction of artificial land is a strategic task for a small country with ta growing population. The most interesting exhibit is a solar bike. The project was sponsored by Kazakh cyclist Aleksander Vinokurov. The bike is made from bamboo with attached solar panel that generates electricity. If you are tired you can stop spinning the pedals and the bike will run itself with the speed of 37 kilometers per hour. Presented green technologies prove that Monaco is not just about glamor, luxury and Formula 1 but also about green economy and innovative approaches.