ITS Secures Rp 12.3 Billion Funding for Palm Oil Research

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PALMOILMAGAZINE, JAKARTA – Bambang Pramujati, S.T., M.Sc. Eng, Ph.D., the IV Deputy Director for Research, Innovation, Cooperation, and Alumni at Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), emphasized that the year 2023 holds immense historical significance for the university’s research and development efforts in the field of Indonesian palm oil plantations.

GRS 2023, an annual event of great importance, has successfully attracted numerous researchers from various institutions, fostering collaboration to enhance the productivity, efficiency, and sustainability of the palm oil industry.

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Dr. Bambang, who also serves as a lecturer in the Machine Engineering Department at ITS, underscored the university’s unwavering commitment to advancing previous research projects that secured funding from various programs.

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In 2023, ITS demonstrated this commitment by securing significant research funding in three distinct sectors: cultivation, land and seeds, and post-harvest and industrial processes.

Research fund allocation would cover investment in research supporting tools which might be needed. The fund would be available from September 2023 to September 2025 by putting the fund aside to support institutional operation in a whole.

“The fund would be allocated according to research and institutional needs, create opportunities to get better progress in research world in ITS itself,” he said, as Palmoilmagazine.com quoted from the official page of ITS, Saturday (30/9/2023).

On the other hand, Director of Research and Service for the Society, ITS, Fadlilatul Taufany, S.T., Ph. D., emphasized that in research context, the researchers should confirm many significant fulfillments. The comprehensive research report should cover many aspects, such as, social or product engineering that should be applied, government’s policy recommendation, prospective scientific findings, and sustainable research.

Every aspect would play crucial roles to develop palm oil industries nationally, starting from the upstream to downstream sectors. Taufany also hoped the researchers should accomplish their research by delivering outputs as they promised. “We would fully support this sector to develop,” he said.

ITS involves not only to propose (palm oil research) but also develop researchers with whole dedication through many activities, such as, workshop, session to share experiences in arranging proposals. The presence of steering committee in GRS 2023, such as, Prof. Dr. Ir. Didiek Hadjar Goenadi, M.Sc. APU, also delivered additional supports to succeed the research projects. (T2)

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