The sustainable energy systems area focuses on developing sustainable energy systems through a inter and multidisciplinary approach. Exploring the relationship between energy systems and the three components of sustainability, economy, environment, and social pillars to support decision making process for the government and the industry. Our research approach is integrated and holistic through multi-dimension and multi-scale analysis. Specialization of this research focus includes energy systems modelling, environmental impact analysis, and economic impact.
The Energy Material research area focuses on developing the advanced materials to support the development of renewable energy and low carbon technologies. Which includes the synthesis of materials, and recycling of solar PV modules, rechargeable battery and electrochemical devices. The main aim of this research area is to help realise a green economy and a carbon-neutral technology through electrification of transport sector and industry.
Indonesia has abundant renewable energy sources, but their utilization is still limited due to the barriers to development, such as not readily available afforable technology. Renewable power has a vital role in the future energy supply for the country and increasing energy access. However, the archipelago country with more than 17,000 islands has a unique challenge for researchers to develop renewable energy in multi-regions. The research topics include wind energy, hydropower, geothermal, bioenergy, and solar energy.
The sustainable fuel and hydrogen research focus aims to realize a sustainable future through the utilization of renewable fuel and hydrogen as a countermeasure to tackle climate issue in several sectors including transportation and industry.
This research focuses on low carbon technologies, vital components in the achievement of net zero emission target. This includes the CO2 capture, utilization, and storage. research in this area includes focus on technology such as Bioenergy carbon capture and storage (BECCS), direct air carbon capture and storage (DACCS), and CO2 utilization for fuel, chemicals, and construction material.
Energy storage plays an important role in the integration renewable sources in the energy system especially when variable renewable energy (VRE) sources, such as wind and solar are employed. This research focus discusses storage technologies to ensure the system flexibility, power fluctuations and reliability of the renewables-dominated electricity system that employes energy storage technology or sector coupling or Power-to-X. System flexibility is further enhanced with grid modernization, which integrates electricity network based on digital technology to allow monitoring, analysis, and control to overall increase reliability and efficiency of the energy supply chain.
Transport emissions have grown faster than those of any other sector will continue to do so in the coming years. The transportation sector is among the hardest to decarbonize. This topic of interest delve into the decarbonization strategy in the transportation sector, via electric-based and hydrogen based transport. This topic also includes the infrastructure planning to promote cleaner vehicle technology’s penetration, transport sector energy demand model to predict future behavior of energy consumer in this sector.
This research focus aims to foster the transition to a low carbon economy to combat climate change. Promoting long-term financing and investments in activities that promotes environmental protection by taking into account the three pillars of sustainability. This goes hand in hand with carbon market, which provides the tool mobilize resources in an effort to achieve climate targets.
This research focuses on the techno-economic analysis, and energy policies to support the energy transition. Explore the economic principles govern energy markets and the economics of energy supply, which includes evaluation of barriers faced by developers, financiers, options to financing and policy de-risking instruments. Method used includes economic modelling and analysis of energy system and environment interactions.