On behalf of Universitas Lampung, I am greatly honored and pleased to welcome you all to the first International Conference on Sustainable Biomass or 1st ICSB 2019 in Bandar Lampung. I am delighted to have been invited to give the welcoming remarks for ICSB 2019.
It has been well known that Indonesia is the agricultural nation. Lampung, in particular, is one province in Indonesia as the place of many variety of plantations and produce many agroindustry products. To be mentioned that Lampung is the number one producer of Cassava and its derivative products, number one producer of Pineapple, Bananas, and others, including Coffee, Cacao, Palm as well as Rice. It means, we here have plenty of biomass resources which are potential as a green and renewable energy resources.
In the last several years major discussions are taking place regarding the relationships among energy, economic growth and security, the environment, and national food security. A critically important part of these discussions is the intersection of food resilience, energy security, environmental quality, and economic health. Integrated production, management, harvesting, and conversion of woody and agroindustry biomass to efficiently produce energy and replace a significant portion of fossil fuels are fundamental to optimizing this balance. Our nation’s forests, farms and plantations are a strategic asset in this arena. Obviously, the involvement of education and research in university and other research institutes, as well as the cooperation with the industries and other stakeholders are the key point for the balance.
This conference, which I believe, provides the opportunity for sharing the most recent findings related to the sustainable biomass, especially the bioenergy for rural development, which is become the main theme of this inaugural event. It will be highlight research, all best practices, and lessons learnt in managing and processing the biomass, which might be adopted in the biomass processing policy and action. It is hoped that this conference will be the fresh-fruitful to disseminate and to discuss the knowledge, science, and technologies as well as management to produce the bioenergy, safeguard against poverty, increasing the economic growth for locals, as well as to promote the mitigation of climate change. Not only for Indonesia, but also worldwide.
The 1st ICSB 2019 is organized by Universitas Lampung (Unila), in cooperation with Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), and University of Borås, Sweden. Thanks to the all-conference committee. I would like to extend our gratitude to you all the speakers and attendants in this 1st ICSB 2019, as you are our distinguished guests. I would also like to extend our great gratitude, especially to all of our keynote speakers and invited speakers.
Welcome to the 1st ICSB 2019. Welcome to Bandar Lampung.
Prof. Dr. Ir. Hasriadi Mat Akin, M.P.
Rector of Universitas Lampung
Welcome to all participants of International Conference on Sustainable Biomass 2019.
Research and Development Center for Tropical Biomass is one of center under Institute for Research and Community Services, University of Lampung. This center was developed to support some agroindustries and communities to increase their productivity and sustainability. Reduce, reuse, recycle, and recovery of several biomass waste from agroindustries and agricultural activities to produce bioenergy and biomaterials are our main target. It’s important to increase the total productivity of natural resources utilization.
Biomass based industries development is important to support new job opportunities, economic growth in villages and remote area, and also to increase the total productivities of utilization of agricultural products resources. It is related with the commitment of Indonesia government to accelerate economic development in villages and remote area. Research and Development Center for Tropical Biomass University of Lampung was developed to give some solution on biomass waste treatment and utilization technologies and support biomass based industries and green agroindustries.
Hopefully, all you are enjoy in Lampung and we are very much welcome to make collaboration with other parties to develop sustainable biomass based refinery industries.
Bandar Lampung, 14 October 2019
Research and Development Center for Tropical Biomass, University of Lampung
Prof. Dr. Udin Hasanudin
It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the 1st International Conference on Sustainable Biomass (ICSB) 2019 at Emersia Hotel and Resort, Bandar Lampung, the capital city of Lampung Province, the land of Sai Bumi Ruwa Jurai.
Many encouragement and progress on the biomass processing, to increase the efficiency, productivity, and sustainability in both agro-industries and communities, however we are still facing a huge global problem today, on how balancing the energy security, food resilience, environmental quality, and economic health. Therefore, in this inaugural event we focus on the sustainable biomass in term of bioenergy for rural development.
In this first event, there are more than 75 scientific papers were presented in ICSB 2019 related to energy security and sustainability; bioenergy and biofuel; energy efficiency; energy conversion green power technology, and environment; advanced material for energy storage, generation, and transmission.
The conference is initiated by Research and Development Centre for Tropical Biomass of Universitas Lampung (Unila), in cooperation with Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), and University of Borås, Sweden. It is also supported by the Swedish Research Council Sweden, BPDP Kelapa Sawit Indonesia, and Cenergi SEA, Malaysia. The conference will bring together leading researchers, scientists, engineers, policy makers, and other professionals in various disciplines of biomass, bioenergy, and environments around the world. We encourage you to participate in the discussion and hope the conference helps in the exchange of information and development of new collaborations among all stakeholders.
Besides the keynotes and parallel sessions, there is also the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing between Unila and Cenergi SAE, and a special workshop on Green Technology Partnership Initiative which is involved Unila, Korean Institute of Energy Research (KIER), Green Technology Center Korea, Government of Lampung, and domestic agro-industries. The event is last with the field trip to Great Giant Food Company to visit their premises in production facilities, and biomass waste processing facility.
We do hope you still extend your stay by discovering Bandar Lampung and Lampung, the treasure of Sumatra.
We welcome you to an inspiring, valuable, and enjoyable program.
Dr.-ing. Ardian Ulvan