LKC FES academics receive a research grant

Team of researchers (from left): Assoc Prof Ir Ts Bernard Saw, Ts Dr Yeo, Dr Rubina, Assoc Prof Ir Ts Yew and Assoc Prof Ir Chua

Apart from the efficiency of production, energy efficiency and carbon emission reduction are also important key performance indexes in Environmental, Social and corporate Governance (ESG). Intense energy consumption and strong dependence on fossil fuels are the largest sources of anthropogenic emissions linked to climate impacts. Now, the world’s most urgent mission is to respond to worsening global climate change and towards achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. With the escalating fuel price, the industry has faced many challenges regarding the improvement of the energy efficiency of its processes and adoption of the renewable energy to reduce the carbon footprint.

In addressing this matter, a team of academics from Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science, namely Assoc Prof Ir Ts Dr Bernard Saw Lip Huat, Ts Dr Yeo Wei Hong, Assoc Prof Ir Dr Chua Kein Huat, Assoc Prof Ir Ts Dr Yew Ming Chian and Dr Rubina Bahar secured a research grant from PMB Aluminium Sdn Bhd for their project titled “Evaluating the energy efficiency and carbon footprint in the aluminium production plant”.

Their research project aimed to establish a framework to evaluate overall energy consumption to support the implementation of appropriate energy efficiency measures. It is important to enhance economic competitiveness and reduce environmental impacts without affecting the quality of the products required in the industry. Through this industry-academia collaboration, the team strives to minimise carbon footprint, grow sustainably and mould a better future for generations to come.

The team said, “We are aiming to develop strong collaboration with the local industries and work together to improve the overall energy efficiency of the plant and reduce the carbon footprint to achieve the carbon neutrality goal in 2050.”

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