Thursday, 11 October, 2018 | 08:56 WIB
TEMPO.CO- The Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI ) is offering bio-refinery technology to support the government`s policy on the use of biofuels for transportation facilities.
"We need to provide solutions in the development of biomass through bio-refinery technology, so that it can immediately become an alternative energy source," Deputy of Life Sciences at LIPI Prof. Enny Sudarmonowati stated at the 5th ISIBio international symposium held on Wednesday.
Sudarmonowati remarked that extensive research on the use of non-starch biomass had been conducted by Indonesian researchers, but the development has not been optimal.
According to Sudarmonowati, the development of bio-refinery technology to convert biomass into biofuel and other chemical products requires biomass pretreatment technology to produce enzyme products as catalyst or biocatalyst components.