Unisa students from the Biotechnology study program won 4th place at the 2020 Southeast Asia Global Innovation Challenge (SEA-GIC) event, Thursday (3/12). By themed “Battling Climate Change thru Chemistry”, SEA-GIC is an international event organized by Universiti Teknologi Petronas Malaysia and the American Chemical Society.
After passing the abstract collection of the project selection stage, Panji Aging Nugroho, Gradia Jati Pramareti, and Syarifah Tiara Noorintan presented their work through the MS team platform. The innovation named ‘Artificial Vertical Algae Forest for Carbon Capture and Marine Ecosystem Restoration’ mentioned the vertical artificial algae forest to absorb CO2 in marine ecosystems.
Being the only winning team from Indonesia, Annisa Khumaira, S.P., M.Biotech as the supervisor, hoped that her students could apply the concept because it can improve marine ecosystems and increase coastal communities’ income.
“In the future, I hope Indonesian students in general and Unisa students, in particular, can continuously innovate. These innovations can be in the form of policies, goods, or services that are beneficial for the entire world communities,” said the lecturer of the Biotechnology Study Program at Unisa Yogyakarta, called Ica for short.  Diktilitbang