UNDIP X TOYOTA HOLD ZERO-EMISSION SEMINAR, STUDENTS TRY ELECTRIC CAR

UNDIP X TOYOTA HOLD ZERO-EMISSION SEMINAR, STUDENTS TRY ELECTRIC CAR

Carbon emission is the biggest issue in the environmental sector. This topic is becoming a global concern in the modern world for creating a cleaner environmental ecosystem. Motorcycles with unclean fuel are going to harm the environment. Indonesia has also committed to achieving net-zero emissions (NZE) or zero carbon emissions by 2060. Certain agencies and third parties have also responded to this commitment, one of which is Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN). This commitment cannot run well if it does not get support from other stakeholders. Therefore, TMMIN also held a national discussion involving three sectors (Triple Helix): the government, academia, and business actors. 

Toyota collaborated with Diponegoro University (UNDIP), Semarang, and held a National Seminar with the theme “100 Years of Indonesia Automotive Industry, Realizing Indonesia Net-Zero Emission” in the Prof. building. Sudirman, Semarang, Central Java. The campus was chosen as the right place because Diponegoro University is qualified to prepare the younger generation with access to green movements, including innovation for the future. Cooperation between the triple helix is needed due to the development of electrification vehicles from policymakers, business industry, academics, and the public, especially the younger generation. 

“Hopefully, this national seminar could be a stepping stone for comprehensive discussions to help and support Indonesia’s acceleration in achieving the Net-Zero Emission target. It can be achieved through cooperation between educational institutions, the younger generation, and the industrial sector, especially the national automotive industry,” said Warih Andang Tjahjono, President Director of PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN), Wednesday (25/05). 

Warih explained the actions to reduce emissions through various electrification technology ‘Multi-pathway’ to invite all parties to contribute to reducing carbon emissions. “As a business Industry, we must take an active role in achieving the goal of net zero emission, through environmentally friendly products with multi-pathways,” he explained. 

The multi-pathway concept by Toyota does not only about the electrified vehicles, Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV), Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV), or Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles (PHEV). Implementing the multi-pathway concept must be followed by low-emission engine technologies such as Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI), Variable Valve Timing-Intelligent (VVT-I), Dual VVT-I, and others. 

Toyota has already produced several products using the concept. BEV considered the pinnacle of electrification, is already present through the Lexus UX300e, and soon, there will be a Toyota bZ4X. 

Toyota is also reportedly involved in implementing the Calya EV together with three universities, namely the Sepuluh November Institute of Technology (ITS), the University of Indonesia (UI), and the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB). “Carbon emissions are the main problem for our environment” Let us make a great movie, everyone has the same opportunity to contribute to reducing carbon emissions. No one left behind,” he said. 

In line with the NZE program, Toyota also supports environmentally friendly manufacturing processes known as Green Manufacturing. Hence, Toyota is also committed to eliminating and minimizing the environmental impacts generated by the entire chain of business activities. 

Photo: (from the left) Bob Azam – Director Corporate & External Affairs Toyota, Prof. Dr. -Ing. Wiwandari Handayani, ST, MT, MPS -Professor of Urban and Regional Planning Undip, Prof. Ir. Moch. Agung Wibowo, Ph.D – Dean Engineering Faculty UNDIP, Warih Andang Tjahjono – President Director Toyota Indonesia.

Source: https://otodriver.com/berita/2022/toyota-terapkan-konsep-multi-pathway-untuk-dorong-net-zero-emission-toychfabion

Editor: Mardian
Translator: Nadia

SYNERGY OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND INDUSTRY: UNDIP & TOYOTA SIGN DOCUMENT OF COOPERATION

SYNERGY OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND INDUSTRY: UNDIP & TOYOTA SIGN DOCUMENT OF COOPERATION

(9/9) Semarang – Universitas Diponegoro cooperated with PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN) through the Link and Match Program for Higher Education and Industry. The signing of MoU was held in the 4th Floor Theater Room, Dean Building, Faculty of Engineering, Undip. Present at this event Undip Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Yos Johan Utama and the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation Prof. Ambariyanto, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Prof. Ir. Moch. Agung Wibowo, TMMIN President Director Warih Andang Tjahjono and Director of Corporate Affairs Bob Azam and Central Java Provincial Government Representative Muhammad Arif Sambodo, M.Sc.

The first remark was delivered by the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, in his speech, “he feels grateful to be able to work with a giant automotive company such as Toyota which is an outstanding first step to bridge the needs of the industrial world for the expertise of Higher Education graduates. He added that so far there has been a gap between the speed of industrial innovation and education with which industry is always up-to-date with modernization, while education tends to be slow and maintains a conservative curriculum. Therefore, there must be a link and match to synchronize these two things so that they can push the wheels of the Indonesian economy in the 4.0 era more significantly.

Similarly, with the Dean of FT, the Undip Chancellor also welcomed the initiation of this collaboration. He explained that Universities must have a broad impact on community life, one of which was committing the service by Lecturers, Staff, and Students. By cooperating with industries such as Toyota, he hoped that the benefits to society will be much greater in order for innovations can be more massive and on target.

Andang Warih Tjahjono as the President Director of TMIIN in his speech said that cooperation between the world of education and the world of industry is a necessity. “People Development” is the focal point of this collaboration. In the future, at least Undip and Toyota will carry out joint projects such as developing Small and Micro Bussiness in several areas in Central Java such as Jepara and Purbalingga, then research related to the Semarang Smart City development plan and updating tools and infrastructure at Undip Integrated Laboratory. In addition, Toyota also opened the widest opportunity for all Undip students, especially the Faculty of Engineering, to be able to do internships at their companies. (Mardian)

ENGINEERING FACULTY AND TOYOTA COOPERATE TO BUILD INTEGRATED LABORATORY

(21/2) Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Diponegoro explored potential cooperation with a giant automotive company PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMIIN). Meeting between Faculty leaders and TMMIN was held on Monday afternoon through the MS-Teams application. The faculty was represented by the Dean, Prof. Ir. Moch. Agung Wibowo, Vice Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, Dr. nat. tech. Siswo Sumardiono, MT, Vice Dean for Resources Dr. Abdul Syakur, ST., MT. and the FT Cooperation Program Coordinator Dr. Gunawan Dwi Hariyadi, MT. On the other side, TMMIN was represented by Syaefudin Juhri (EAD), F. Sales S (PED), and Nur Hana Wijaya (EAD).

This meeting was motivated by planning to build an Engineering Faculty Integrated Laboratory as a facility to support lecture and research activities. In this case, Faculty expects the role of automotive industry to contribute in Indonesia’s education.

Furthermore, the Integrated Lab in the future will be able to improve student skills and competencies. The concept of Integrated Lab is planned to prioritize K3 (ISO: 45001) aspects with sufficient equipment so that it can be utilized by various departments such as the Mechanical Engineering Department, Electrical Engineering Department, Naval Architecture Department, Industrial Engineering Department, and Chemical Engineering Department.

Finally, Faculty and TMIIN also hoped that this facility can be used by a community as a place to develop MSMEs in Indonesia, especially in Central Java.

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING COOPERATES WITH PT POWER BLOCK INDONESIA IN RESEARCH COLLABORATION

Faculty of engineering encourages their lecturer and students to be involved in many research through various research funding schemes, one of them is a collaborative research. Most common problem is there are gaps between the Industry as a user and Universities as graduates producers. It happens because industrial technology increase rapidly, meanwhile universities curriculum tend to change periodically. To solve this issue, Diponegoro University and PT Powerblock Indonesia sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) about research collaboration (27/9). In the future, this program is expected to be able producing competent graduates who can be relied on industrial world.

PT. Powerblock Indonesia is a leading manufacturer of construction materials with AAC (lightweight aerated concrete) lightweight concrete. AAC materials purchased are wall materials, floor panels and wall panels which should have an important role in the world of construction in Indonesia specifically for buildings, apartments and housing.

In his remarks speech at the Public Lecture held in the Hall of Civil Engineering, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Agung expressed his high appreciation for the collaboration, “Hopefully this Research Collaboration can be as beneficial as possible for Science and Technology, Higher Education, the industrial world and the wider community especially in the field of construction”.