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About Conference

Welcome to the official website of the 2nd International Tropical Renewable Energy (the 2nd i-TREC 2017). It will be held on October at Courtyard by Marriott Bali Nusa Dua Resort, Bali, Indonesia.

The 2nd i-TREC 2017 (International-Tropical Renewable Energy Conference) aims to promote an opportunity and challenge tropical renewable energy integrated with environmentally safe and economically sustainable, to create a theoretical base of the development, utilization, implementation for further application of tropical renewable energy sources. This is also to promote research in the field of development of tropical renewable energy and to facilitate an exchange of new ideas in these fields and to create a dialogue between scientists, professor, industrial and also practitioners. The main theme of 2nd i-TREC 2017 is “Towards Tropical Renewable Energy Innovation and Technology Integration”.  The 1st i-TREC 2016 papers has been published in AIP Conference Proceeding Volume 1826 and International Journal of Technology Volume 7 Issue 8 (SE) 2016 (indexed by SCOPUS).

Conference Scopes

Symposia 1:  Renewable Energy System and Regulation
The following topics will be included in this symposium (but will not be limited to):

  • Renewable energy business and economics
  • Smart grid and smart city
  • Low energy building and eco-architecture
  • Innovative and ecologically sensible design
  • Wind energy
  • Solar energy and solar cells
  • Hydrogen and fuel cell
  • Energy efficiency and storage
  • Hydropower energy
  • Modeling and simulation for energy storage and conversion devices
  • Electrochemical process and supercapacitors
  • Sustainability and regulation
  • Marine renewable energy conversion

Symposia 2:  Biomass and Biotechnology
The following topics will be included in this symposium (but will not be limited to):

  • Advanced thermal and chemical processes
  • Waste to energy
  • Biomass industries and application
  • Process chemistry and technology
  • Recent advances in petrochemistry and engineering
  • Life-cycles analysis
  • Biomass conversion technologies for liquid and gaseous fuels, chemicals and materials
  • Biomass conversion technologies for heating, cooling and electricity
  • Biomass Policies, Markets and Sustainability
  • Bioenergy in integrated energy system
  • Biogas and landfill gas
  • Greenhouse gas balances of biomass and bioenergy system
  • Advanced biofuels technology

Symposium 3: Multifunctional and Advanced Materials for Renewable Energy Applications
The following topics will be included in this symposium (but will not be limited to):

  • Carbon, graphene, oxides, composites/nanocomposites and mesostructured materials
  • Catalyst and intelligent/smart materials
  • Advanced superconducting, magnetic and material technologies
  • Lithium, sodium, magnesium and potassium ion batteries
  • Photocatalytic and electrochemical water splitting
  • Electrolyte and electrolyte additives for energy storage devices
Abstract Submission

Important Dates

Abstract Submission 5 June 5 July 2017
Acceptance Notification 19 June 2017 10 July 2017
Full Paper Submission 10 July 30 July 2017
Early Bird Registration 30 July 2017

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Yves Andres with expertise in Environmental Engineering. PhD (1994) from the University of Strasbourg (Louis Pasteur of Strasbourg I, Faculty of Life Sciences and Earth) in Cell Biology and Microbiology, field: Microbiology Environment.
Professor at the Ecole des Mines de Nantes since 1994, responsible for the axis Environmental Engineering laboratory GEPEA, UMR CNRS 6144 This work focuses on bioprocesses applied to the treatment of water and air as well as on the fate and persistence of microorganisms in air treatment systems and water.
He is co-author of 90 publications in international journals with peer.

Editor in chief, Indonesia Energy Outlook and Statistic, 2004, 2006, Published by Center for Energy Studies Universitas Indonesia

My research interest are encompasses a broad range of activities such as:

Nanomaterials for sustainable energy technology:

Nanoelectrocatalysts to improve the performance of fuel cells, production of hydrogen and carbon nano-tubes (CNTs) from methane, and catalytic pyrolysis of waste biomass.

Sustainable energy system modeling and policy analysis, focus on integrated energy, economy, and environment model for Indonesia: sustainability and business model of palm oil based-biodiesel industry, optimization of natural gas infrastructure and economic impacts and sectoral energy demand model and energy footprint.

Dr. Anutosh Chakraborty is an Assistant Professor at the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering since January 2010. He obtained his BSc (Mechanical Engineering) from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) in 1997. He then obtained his MEng and PhD degrees from the department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS), in 2001 and 2005 respectively. Later he worked at the Institute for Materials, Chemistry and Engineering, Kyushu University, Japan as a lecturer for one year. He was awarded the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) postdoctoral fellowship in 2007. He is the PI and Co-PI of several projects funded by A*STAR MND, MCERP, MOE, NTU internal and NRF Competitive Research Program.


Abstract: Energy crisis and continuously fluctuating cost of petroleum have move attention of researchers toward renewable energy and sustainable materials sources. Biomass or bioresources and crop oils are available in abundantly and cheap sources that are environment friendly in tropical countries. It has been identified as one of the main sources of the sustainable and renewable energy and materials in this region. One example of utilization of biomass is in the processing of palm oil industries. The presentation describes several possible routes to provide energy as well as potential value-added products from bioresources. The trend in thermo-conversion processing of the biomass is the application of microwave energy into renewable biofuels, materials and chemicals. The potential uses of agro-products and agro-solid wastes for biofuels, materials and chemicals are highlighted. The applications of these biofuels, materials and chemicals have been applied in some countries around the world. The implementation and utilization of this technology will be feasible when the technology is developed, fabricated and commission locally with locally produced biomass. With advanced research and development efforts, together with local expertises, indigenous technologies could be developed and produced, thus reducing the high cost of import technologies.

Keywords:  Bioresources, Renewable biofuels and biochars, Microwave processing, Thermal conversion, Sustainable energy.