Owing to his persistence in a number of researches, a lecturer in Technical Engineering of Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Muhammad Agung Bramantya, M.T., has won two international awards.
The first was the Young Engineer Award 2009 from Japan Society of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics (JSAEM) in November 2009 and it was preceded by the Fujiwara Award from Keio University. Bram is the only foreign national to have received the Fujiwara Award; the seven other recipients were Japanese. Keio University is one of the most prestigious universities in Japan.
Bram said that his supervisor had nominated him for the award as he was considered as meeting the requirement with 10 national and international scientific publications, award for Best Poster in Germany, and his participation in the AUN/Seed-Net & International Student Society at Keio.Indonesia bioethanol production is known to reach 250 million liters/year and is relatively difficult to be improved because of the limitations of vegetable raw materials. Consequently, until now, there is still a deficit amounting to 1200 million liters of ethanol per year to meet Gasohol consumption with 3% concentration.
"This new technology development is expected to accelerate the implementation of bioethanol production that can meet premium national consumption needs, which reaches 48 million kiloliters per year," he explained in a release sent on Friday (16/7). Jumina added, the development of this technology will also produce products of short chain hydrocarbons (methane, ethene, and propane) which is a component of LNG and LPG, short-chain alkenes (ethylene, propilenam and, isobutilena), as well as urea.