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Dr. Cahyono Agus

Faculty of Forestry Universitas Gadjah MadaJ, Indonesia


Talk Title
Integrated Bio-Cycle System on Tropical Natural Resources for Renewable Energy Sovereignty

Talk Abstract

High net primary production in tropical ecosystems is supported more by rapid organic-cycling than the weathered, acidic soil with low fertility in those regions owing to high temperature, rainfall, moisture, and light intensity during the year. Although tropical natural resources have high biomass productivity, their economic values are low. A new paradigm from extraction to empowerment of natural resources will provide a challenge in the shift from a red and green economy to an intelligent blue economic concept with a focus on global sustainable development for the future. The Integrated Bio-cycle System (IBS) is a close-to-nature ecosystem used for ecological landscape management in the management of land resources such as soil, minerals, water, air, and microclimate; biological resources such as flora, fauna, humans; and their interactions to yield higher added value in the environment, economy, socio-culture, and human health (Agus, 2018). The cycle of energy, organic matter and carbon, water, nutrients, production, crops, and monetary resources is managed through a program focusing on the following objectives: reuse, reduce, recycle, refill, replace, repair, replant, rebuild, and reward. This program, referred to as 9R, is used to obtain optimal benefits for agricultural interests, the community, and the global environment. Energy is a critical requirement for economic development, specifically for improving the conditions that influence all aspects of human welfare. Development of organic materials as sources of renewable energy through biomass, biogases, bio-fuels, bio-reactors, algae fuel, bio-hydrogen, and other sources are important for sustainable development in tropical ecosystems with better bio-technology by genetic improvement, environmental manipulation, purification, packing, and compression.

Short Biography

Cahyono Agus was born in Yogyakarta on March 10, 1965. He is a professor at Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) Yogyakarta Indonesia. His doctorate degree was earned from the Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 2003. He served as head of the UGM University Farm in 2008–2015. Cahyono has been Chairman of the Tamansiswa Alumni Board since 2016, with his tenure in that position ending in 2022. He has been a member of Majelis Luhur Persatuan Tamansiswa also since 2016 and serves on the Education Board of Yogyakarta Special District (DIY), Indonesia. He is an active reviewer in the fields of research, community development, scientific publications, and institutional development in Higher Education, Indonesia. Cahyono has published many scientific works in international seminars and journals and has been awarded several honors and copyrights from various agencies.

Talk Keywords
organic cycles, natural resource, renewable energy, sustainable development, tropical ecosystem.
Target Audience
Students, Post doctoral, Industry, Doctors and professors
Speaker-intro video

The International Conference on Innovative Applied Energy (IAPE’18)