Food and energy crisis has been global problem since necessities on food and energy explode as a result of explosion in human population and neglect to alternative energy sources. The conventional food production through agriculture is no longer effective way to feed the world, whereas the dependency on fossil fuels increases dramatically.
Food biotechology allows more food to be produced on less land, and economic benefit will allow food biotechnology to combat global hunger. On the other hand, biosolution is the answer to energy crisis, including bioethanol, biobutanol, biodiesel, biohydrocarbon and electicity-generating microbial fuel cells, as well as hydrogen production via photosynthetic microbes.
Food and energy sustainability is the concern and responsibility of Indonesian Biotechnology Consortium (IBC) as the seminar organizer. Therefore, IBC picked the theme "Biotechnology for accelerating food and energy security" on the occasion of the 6th congress of IBC and biotechnology Seminar in Palembang. The 5th congress was held in Malang. This eventis expected to promote innovations in the realm of both research and industrial application of biotechnology to develop sustainability in food and energy supplies and thus food and energy securities.
As in the previous events of IBC , participants from Indonesia and other countries such as Japan, Germany, Australia, Korea, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India are expected to participate. Sriwijaya University will be hosting this international seminar and the congress.
- Agriculture & Forestry Biotechnology
- Fermentation Technology
- Energy and Environmental Biotechnology
- Marine Biotechnology
- Industrial Biotechnology
- To provide a vehiclethe state of the art in research results and trends in the field of biotechnology
- To offerinteraction, discussionand possible co-operations among industrial experts and the public about biotechnology
- To increase awareness of policy makers and public on biotechnology's role in national development.
- Academia, students, and university students
- Industrial and business practitioners
- Professionals, organizations and NGOs