|Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maizirwan. Mel. (Photo: Mirza/PR UMM)|
For about two days, 7-8 November 2019, University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries (FPP) hold an International Conference on Bio-Energy and Environmentally Agricultural Technologies (ICoN-BEAT). In this event, FPP UMM invited a professional speaker from Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
The event was participated by foreign participants from Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei, and India. It is becoming a prestigious event for the participated researchers. That was delivered by Dr Ir David Hermawan MP IPM the dean of FPP UMM. “This conference is to bring the researchers, academics, scientists, students, engineers, and practitioners to participate in presenting their researches,” he said, Thursday (7/11). The purpose is to update and develop the up to date research in the scope of agriculture, animal husbandry, food, forestry, and bio-energy.
One of the speakers, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maizirwan. Mel., from the International Islamic University, Malaysia explained his research related to renewable energy implementation in Indonesia (bio-energy). In his research, the last ten years' average use of fossil fuel energy in Indonesia is rising for about 7%. “This is because of population growth. Right now, Indonesia has 267 million populations,” he said.
The use of such huge energy, according to Maizirwan, has greatly influenced the current climate change. The air is getting hotter, the energy coming from fossils also continues to decrease. He also initiated the use of sustainable bioenergy to face the future. Emissions or exhaust gases from fossil fuel energy currently range from 31 Gt (Gigatonnes) per year. "We try to reduce it in 2020 to 14 Gt and in 2035 we can reach 0 Gt," he explained in front of the participants.
In realizing sustainable renewable energy, we need a renewable energy source and biomass. Among these is having good forest management and higher productivity in agriculture. This is a good way according to Maizirwan for the sake of reaching a better lifestyle with renewable energy.
Dr. Fauzan, M.Pd, UMM Rector is speaking about the importance to keep on initiating and exploring renewable energy to face the future. "Our future world cannot depend on fossil fuels as we use them today," he explained. He hopes that this forum can be an initial milestone in the discovery and deepening of new renewable energy that is sustainable. (joh)