The visit from the Center for Mineral, Coal and Geothermal Resources (PSDMBP) to the Faculty of Engineering, UGM had the aim to discuss about added value of coal, focusing on the concept of green transmutation and circular economy.
Photo session with FGD participants consisting of the PSDMBP team & lecturers at Faculty of Engineering UGM (PHOTO: AMANDA A.S. / UNIVERSITAS GADJAH MADA)
Lecturers at Faculty of Engineering UGM who are also researchers at Unconventional Geo-Resources Research Group – UGRG, Dr. Ferian Anggara & Dr. Himawan Tri Bayu Murti Petrus, held a focus group discussion (FGD) on the topic of increasing the added value of coal with PSDMBP, Badan Geologi, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in Yogyakarta, Wednesday (5/8/2020). The discussion was attended by the Head of Coal Division PSDMBP, Dr. Siti Sumilah Rita Susilawati and nine other participants who are members of the Rare Earth Elements (REE) Evaluation team on Coal in Kalimantan in 2020.
Dr. Ferian Anggara gave an explanation about the potential of REE in coal (FOTO: AMANDA A.S./UGM)
The visit from PSDMBP team to Universitas Gadjah Mada had the aim to review and to follow up research under the topic of increasing the added value of coal by implementing the concept of green transmutation and circular economy, especially from upstream to downstream processes or from exploration to extraction of valuable elements (in this case REE) and comprehensive use of fly ash and bottom ash (FABA), as well as geological CO2-sequestration with case studies on coal in Kalimantan.
In the future, PSDMBP will carry out research collaborations with UGM represented by UGRG and related institutions for mapping potential and determining suitable extraction methods for unconventional resources owned by each region or coalfields in Indonesia. The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources hopes that this activity can provide benefits that can be implemented in everyday people’s lives in the next five years.
Photo session with FGD participants consisting of the PSDMBP team & lecturers at Faculty of Engineering UGM
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Bachelor of Geology Engineering Gadjah Mada University in 2017. Had an experience working on laterite commodity as exploration geologist in a state-owned company (BUMN).