Various parties in Indonesia, both government, industries, and educational institutions have the awareness to initiate exploration of critical elements and have succeeded in identifying the existence of new REE resources, but it has not been recognized as reserves due to constraints on low concentration and tonnage. As one of the solutions, the exploration of critical elements must be carried out more systematically with a more detailed evaluation. Characterization is one of the most important processes that will influence the extraction process, so that total extraction can be achieved which will add the economic value of exploiting critical elements.
Some participants of the UGRG Webinar Series 1 (Photo: UGRG Documentation)
Pusat Kajian Sumberdaya Bumi Non-Konvensional (or also known as Unconventional Geo-Resources Research Group – UGRG) held Webinar Series # 1 through the Zoom platform on Friday (30/10/2020), at 03.00 pm. This webinar was hosted by Amanda Ayudhia S., S.T. as moderator and presenting three speakers: Dr. Eng. Lucas Donny Setijadji, Himawan Tri Bayu Murti Petrus, D. Eng., and Dr. Ferian Anggara. They are lecturers in the Faculty of Engineering UGM and researchers at UGRG UGM.
This webinar is divided into four sessions. For the opening, the Vice Dean for Research, Community Service and Cooperation of the Faculty of Engineering UGM, Dr. Ir. Sugeng Sapto Surjono, S.T., M.T., IPU., ASEAN gave a speech and support this webinar series event and the formation of UGRG UGM. The first session was opened with a presentation by Dr. Ferian Anggara about the introduction of UGRG, including the history and the research roadmap of UGRG. The second session was continued by Dr. Eng. Lucas Donny Setijadji discussed the exploration of critical elements in Indonesia. Through Dr. Lucas Donny, participants received new information about the potential and exploration problems of critical elements in Indonesia nowadays and in the future. The third session was continued with a discussion about the extraction of critical elements by Mr. Himawan Tri Bayu Murti Petrus, D. Eng. He explained the importance of ore characterization and its relation to an effective and efficient extraction process. Presentations and certificates can be downloaded at this link (Webinar Presentation & Certificate # 1).
This webinar was closed with an interactive question and answer session. This can be seen from the enthusiasm of the participants who asked questions and participated in the discussion. The entire UGRG team would like to thank all speakers and participants of the UGRG Series 1 Webinar (+120 participants). UGRG is aware that to be able to make the changes we want cannot be done alone, therefore we invite all partners who are aware of Indonesia’s future energy to collaborate and conduct a comprehensive study of unconventional geo-resources in Indonesia from upstream to downstream, for a better future of Indonesia. Furthermore, we hope to meet and discuss again in the UGRG Webinar Series #2 which will be held on November 13, 2020. Registration for Webinar Series # 2 will open on Monday, November 2, 2020.
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Presentations and certificates can be downloaded at this link (Webinar Presentation & Certificate # 1).
Our partner in this event :
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).