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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

Symposium 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

Symposium 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 is Closed

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Closed
Full Paper Notification After September 10, 2017
Normal Registration September 20, 2017
Late Registration September 30, 2017

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Yves Andrès has been Professor for six years at IMT Atlantique (previously, Ecole des Mines de Nantes) Bretagne-Pays de La Loire, Nantes, France. He is Head of the Energy Systems and Environment Department and leader of the “Ecotechnology” group of the GEPEA, a joint research unit of CNRS (UMR CNRS 6144), in which the IMT Atlantique is a partner as well as ONIRIS and the University of Nantes.

He holds a PhD from the University of Strasbourg (1994) in Molecular Biology and Microbiology: Environmental Microbiology. His research focuses on bioprocess applied to water and air treatment such as waste biomass to energy using anaerobic digestion or microbial fermentation, as well as the fate and persistence of microorganisms in these processes. He published 100 peer reviewed research papers and supervised 30 PhD students.

Widodo Wahyu Purwanto is a professor in Sustainable Energy at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia. He earned his doctoral degree in chemical engineering from the Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse (INPT), France in 1992. Prof Widodo has served as Director of the Center for Energy Studies, Universitas Indonesia (PEUI) from 2004 to 2007, Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering Universitas Indonesia, from 2007 to 2013, and Chairman of the Association of Higher Education in Chemical Engineering Indonesia (APTEKINDO) 2009-2012. H

he is currently the editorial board of Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering – Elsevier, Head of research cluster on Sustainable Energy Systems and Policy Universitas Indonesia (, member of the National Research Council (DRN) – technical commission energy, and senior member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Prof Widodo research focus include: (i) Sustainable energy system modeling and policy analysis and (ii) Nano-materials for sustainable energy technology. Prof. Widodo has published more than 100 scientific journals and two books, and has graduated 18 PhD, more than 60 Master and was guiding 5 PhD students.

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. His research interest includes: Adsorption Thermodynamics, Adsorption/Absorption cooling, Adsorption Gas Storage and Metal Organic Frameworks, Thermoelectric cooling and power generation, Sorption Desalination.

Professor Farid Nasir Bin Ani received his Bachelor degree from Glasgow University in UK and continued his study in Master of Science in Thermodynamics and Related Studies in Birmingham University where he graduated in 1985. He received his Ph.D in Fuel and Energy in 1992 from Leeds University in UK. December 2017 would mark his 35 years’ time of service at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

His Global Frontier Researches includes: Microwave Processing of Biofuels and Biomass Wastes, Plasma Incineration and Gasification of Waste Materials, Laser Pyrolysis of Carbonaceous Waste, Ultra Supercapacitor from Carbon Sources, Microwave Processing of Activated Carbon and Related Products.

He is UTM’s University Top Publication Figure in 2005 and also Top Research Scientist of Malaysia – Academic Sciences Malaysia in 2015. Prof. Farid Nasir Bin Ani has published 9 books with 6 patents granted and 14 patents filings. Up to date, he has received more than 35 awards on Academic and Inventions and as Principle Researcher currently manage a research grants worth more of RM3.5 Million.

Andianto Hidayat graduated in 1991 from Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia, majoring in Chemistry. Between 1997- 1998 he continued to study Surface Engineering & Tribology at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom, where he achieved Master degree in Mechanical Engineering. He joined PT Pertamina (Persero) in 1994 as Marketing &

Trading R&D Assistant for 5 years where he produced numerous important studies on LPG Business, Fuel Supply Chain & Transit Terminals, and KPI Implementation.

From 2000 to 2010 he was assigned as Lubricant Engineer, during which, he setup the foundation for company’s overseas market expansion program for Lubricant Business. Within three years, he has successfully opened Pertamina’s lubricant market in Pakistan, Belgium, China, UAE, Myanmar, Australia, and Singapore. Between July 2016 and June 2017, he runs the Board of Commissioners office at PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy as Secretary to Board of Commissioners. As of July 2017 to the present, Mr. Hidayat is appointed as Vice President Research & Technology Planning & Commercial at the Pertamina Research & Technology Center.