PRES’21 (or 24th Conference on Process Integration for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction), a platform for bringing together scientists, engineers and decision-makers, to discuss and to innovate solutions and technologies for improved efficiency and sustainability of industrial and regional systems was held on 31 October to 3 November.
Dr. How Bing Shen from Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak, together with his collaborators, A/P. Dr. Michael Francis D Benjamin from University of Santo Tomas and Dr. Lim Chun Hsion from Heriot-Watt University Malaysia (formerly in Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman) has bagged the Best Poster Award at the PRES’21 conference with a poster entitled “VIKOR – P-graph Method for Optimal Synthesis of Philippine Agricultural Waste-based Sustainable Integrated Biorefinery”.
This international collaboration work aims to determine a sustainable integrated biorefinery (SIBR) design using a novel VIKOR – P-graph model. Dr. How reminded that, “Going green is no longer a “future”, it’s something we should do “now”. The research outcome is essentially a guide for policymakers to make informed decisions that can maximise the benefits of SIBR on a national scale.