In the pursuit of expanding the use of renewable energy, Saudi Aramco is currently seeking to shift from an oil and gas producing company to an integrated international energy and petrochemicals company, according to an official of the company. \"Its current efforts mean that not only does the company hope to utilize the best technologies to bolster its status as a key global competitor, but it intends to develop and produce such technologies as well,\" said Nasser A. Al-Nafisee, the General Manager of Public Affairs, Saudi Aramco. He made these remarks in a recently held 1st Saudi Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM). It was convened under the sponsorship of Saudi Aramco, which is focusing on increasing efforts to shed light on the latest renewable energy utilization techniques, activating and developing its resources in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and encouraging local investment and cooperation opportunities in renewable energy. The company was joined by 11 international experts in renewable energy in helping define Saudi Arabia’s efforts to better develop its abundant renewable resources.