Collaboration of UMM Students and Singapore Polytechnic Utilized Whey Waste into Biogas

Author : Humas | Thursday, October 03, 2019 10:42 WIB
One of the TFI-SCALE and LeX participants from Singapore Polytechnic (SP) was explaining the Prototype (Photo: Rizki / PR)

Students of the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) and Singapore Polytechnic (SP) in the Temasek Foundation International program - Specialist Community Action and Leadership Exchange (TFI-SCALE) and Learning Express (LeX) utilized Whey Mozzarella waste into biogas alternative fuel. This was done in the industry of making mozzarella cheese Bahrul Maghfiroh Merjosari Islamic Boarding School, Malang City.

Whey itself was a type of semi-transparent coloured liquid in large quantities. Because most of the world's cheese production generally produces whey, As much as 50% of the total whey was processed into food and beverage products, while the other 50% was wasted into waste.

By carrying out the concept of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), on this agenda, they made products that were sustainable and environmentally friendly as explained by Muhammad Oddy Nurfiansyah, one of the participants of the TFI-SCALE and LeX Program from UMM.

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"The aim is to fulfil the need statement which is we need to reduce waste production to increase profits. By supporting the need statement, we finally have the idea to make whey into biogas, "said the UMM International Relations Department student.

"I think this project is truly something unique because there are many things that we cannot get there (Singapore) that we can meet here," said Muhammad Iqbar Bin Hisham as Student Coordinator from Singapore Polytechnic when met at the BAU UMM Auditorium on Wednesday (2 / 10) on the sidelines of the Gallery displays the products.

Previously for 3 weeks, they learned about Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and Design Thinking in Singapore and it continued by two weeks in Indonesia and observation of several Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Malang. One of them was the use of Whey waste so that it has a value. (win)

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