TMBGB Lab organized lab visits to several places in Jakarta and Bandung from 1-2 June 2016. The general purpose of the visit was to extend cooperation as well as sharing about current research themes in energy related topics. Dr Muhammad Mufti Azis, Joko Wintoko M.Sc. and our lab staff Suhardi started the journey from Jogja to Jakarta on June 1st 2016. After arrival in Halim airport, we were splitted where I and Pak Suhardi visited Pertamina UTC lab in Kramat Raya to observe the enhanced oil recovery (EOR) facilities there. Pertamina UTC Lab is an exciting place for EOR researchers and it offers forefront opportunities in research and technology development. In the mean time, Pak Joko Wintoko arranged a short visit to LEMIGAS to take sample as a part of our participation in proficiency test to improve our measurement.
The journey continued to Bandung by taking Parahyangan train and we arrived safely on Wednesday evening. The TMBGB team added Dr. Tawfieq who just arrived from Jogja in that evening. On June 2nd, the team conducted visit to LIPI Geoteknologi Lab in Bandung. In LIPI, we discussed the role of LIPI in Indonesia as well as visited their facilities in mineral characterization. The journey was then continued to TEKMIRA Bandung to discuss the current trend as well as the future potential in coal processing technology. Here, we visited the facilities to test coal heating values as well as research facility related to coal liquefaction and gasification.