Jakarta – PT Hydrotech Metal Indonesia (HMI) signed an agreement with the Center for Advanced Materials Research, Nanotechnology and Materials Research Organization (ORNM) of BRIN (National Research and Innovation Agency), regarding the recovery of metal sulfate on 27 March 2023 in Jakarta. The signing was done by the President Director of PT Hydrotech Metal Indonesia, Widodo Sucipto, along with the Head of Center for Advanced Materials Research, ORNM, Wahyu Bambang Widayatno. This signing represents the advancement of the MoU signed in December 2021 between HMI and BRIN, which focuses on conducting research and innovation in the field of mineral processing technology with the aim of enhancing the extraction of energy metals. The Director of PT HMI, Widodo Sucipto, conveyed his optimism that the partnership would enable the utilization of the advanced technology developed by BRIN, while eliminating any non-profitable business procedures, thus leading to a significant reduction in overall costs. “As citizens of our nation, we must be able to utilize all natural resources (metals) that Indonesia possesses, in a manner that maximizes the potential benefits for the Indonesian people” added Mr. Sucipto. Also present at the event, the Head of the Mining Research Center of BRIN, Anggoro Tri Mursito, expressed his hope “that this collaboration will allow for further development of nickel extraction using STAL technology, which could produce new findings, inventions, and innovations, leading to intellectual property that could be licensed and commercialized.” The event concluded with remarks from Surat Indrijarso, the Principal Expert Advisor on the Steering Council of BRIN, who highlighted the significance of patenting intellectual property rights that stem from researchers' work and downstream research outcomes which bring a positive impact that can benefit the public. About BRIN BRIN (Badan Riset dan Inovasi Nasional) is an Indonesian government agency that promotes research and innovation to enhance the country's economic competitiveness and social well-being through collaboration and infrastructure development, with various departments focusing on different aspects of these objectives. To learn more about BRIN go to https://brin.go.id/en. About HMI PT Hydrotech Metal Indonesia (HMI) is a subsidiary of Trinitan Green Energy Metals (TGEM), founded in 2020 and focused on research and development of mineral processing technologies in Indonesia. To learn more about HMI go to https://hydrotechmetals.com. HMI’s proprietary STAL Technology will be used as the primary technology employed to extract nickel in TGEM’s active project, STAL ONE Ecopark, a model ecosystem for low-grade / Class 1 nickel processing and refining facilities, among other by-products, which will be built in the Citeureup area, West Java, and oriented towards sustainable environmental practices. To learn more about STAL Technology go to : https://youtu.be/RDiv9vrC9V0 About TGEM With over 50 years of experience in energy solutions, Trinitan Green Energy Metals (TGEM) is an innovative technology-focused provider of metal and mineral refinement services. TGEM is determined to create efficiency while delivering sustainability and social responsibility to Indonesian communities and its customers around the globe. To learn more about Trinitan Green Energy Metals go to https://tgem.group/.
Jakarta – On Tuesday, November 1, 2022, PT Hydrotech Metal Indonesia has appointed the Principal Expert Advisor in the Steering Council of BRIN (National Research and Innovation Agency), Surat Indrijarso as Independent Commissioner. Surat Indrijarso has a Ph.D. in Chemical and Gas/Petroleum Engineering from the University of Salford and has been working at BRIN since 2019. Previously he worked at the Cabinet Secretariat of the Republic of Indonesia since 2000, where last he served as Deputy Minister Cabinet Secretary of the Republic of Indonesia. With this appointment, Hydrotech Metal believes that the plan to develop its mineral processing technology can be carried out more optimally, especially for the utilization of various critical minerals contained in laterite ores in Indonesia. Previously, PT Hydrotech Metal Indonesia, which is part of Trinitan Green Energy Metals, has successfully developed the STAL Technology, a hydrometallurgical technology innovation for the extraction of Class 1 Nickel, one of the critical minerals required in the manufacturing of EV battery components. (*)
Jakarta – PT Hydrotech Metal Indonesia recently made effort to accelerate the application of national technology innovation on metal and mineral processing in Indonesia, through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) about "Education, Research, Community Service and Innovation Development" with Indonesia Institute of Technology (ITI). The signing of the MoU held virtually on Wednesday (23/2/2022) by President Director of PT Hydrotech Metal Indonesia, Widodo Sucipto along with Rector of Indonesia Institute of Technology (ITI), Dr. Ir. Marzan Aziz Iskandar, IPU. On the same occasion, President Director of Hydrotech Metal, Widodo Sucipto also signed a Cooperation Agreement (PKS) about "Joint Education, Training and Research", along with ITI's Deputy Chancellor for Academic, Research and Student Affairs, Prof. Dr. Ir. Dwita Suastiyanti, M.Si, HDI. President Director of Hydrotech Metal, Widodo Sucipto, emphasized that the cooperation built by Hydrotech Metal with various parties, especially academician (in this case ITI) and also research agency, will be able to accelerate the application and encourage the development of national technology innovation on metal and mineral processing in Indonesia. According to Widodo, Hydrotech Metal dares to be involved in research and development (R&D) of technology, because it wants to inspire businessmen in Indonesia in research and development (R&D) of national technology innovation that can help Indonesia to move forward. "We believe that Indonesia has academicians who are no less scientific than foreign academicians. Therefore, let's encourage the growth of a technology-based research and development (R&D) ecosystem in Indonesia, which can be implemented up to the commercial phase," Widodo said. In addition, Widodo also explained that the collaboration with Indonesia Institute of Technology (ITI) would provide space for ITI to implement the Merdeka Belajar – Kampus Merdeka program that they have, as well as improve the competence of lecturers from ITI in carrying out research and mastering applied technology. Regarding the Merdeka Belajar program, Rector of Indonesia Institute of Technology (ITI), Marzan Aziz Iskandar explained that through this program, ITI students are expected to be able to do internships and learn directly in related industries, especially in this case the material processing technology. Therefore, continued Marzan, ITI warmly welcomes cooperation with industry, especially industries that are the competence of ITI (in this case Hydrotech Metal). For information, PT Hydrotech Metal Indonesia is a business entity which is a subsidiary of PT Trinitan Green Energy Metal. Founded in 2020, Hydrotech Metal has a focus on research and development (R&D) activities for metal and mineral processing technology in Indonesia. (*)
Jakarta – PT Hydrotech Metal Indonesia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding agreement (MoU) on "Mineral Processing Technology Research and Innovation" with Indonesia's National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN). The signing of the MoU was done by the President Director of PT Hydrotech Metal Indonesia, Widodo Sucipto, along with BRIN's Research and Innovation Utilization Deputy Task Executor, Dr. Mego Pinandito, M.Eng, in a series of the peak events of Research and Innovation Week held by BRIN in Jakarta on Friday, December 17th 2021. When met after the event, Mego Pinandito hoped that the collaboration on mineral processing technology research and innovation between BRIN and Hydrotech Metal can be developed further. He said that at the moment, Hydrotech Metal's low grade nickel ore processing technology, Step Temperature Acid Leaching (STAL), is a good start to continue the research and innovation of other mineral processing technology in Indonesia. "The potential is there to have a research cooperation in any field, and not only in the research alone, but also until producing the end result that can be use (by public). For now, it is just nickel, but there are a lot of kinds of metals in Indonesia. Not to mention rare earth metals and others," Mego Pinandito said. He also asked for the scope agreed in the MoU to be implemented immediately. In addition to joint research and innovation in the field of mineral processing technology, the field that was agreed by Hydrotech Metal and BRIN in the MoU also covered the utilization of shared facilities and infrastructure in the field of mineral processing technology, development and utilization of technology in the electric vehicle battery industry in Indonesia, and other fields agreed by both sides. "After this MoU, Let's do it soon. If the technology (STAL) is already available, then do the production immediately. In the MoU there is also research collaboration, then the collaboration can be done soon, by using BRIN's lab, or anything. The join research prepared by BRIN is for all," Mego Pinandito said. President Director of PT Hydrotech Metal, Widodo Sucipto, gave the greatest appreciation to BRIN who has opened up the opportunity to do research and innovation collaboration with various parties, one of which is PT Hydrotech Metal Indonesia. "We hope this cooperation with BRIN can give more motivation for the people of Indonesia to keep working and creating, while encouraging the creation of various kinds of technological research aimed at the progress of Indonesia," Widodo Sucipto said. As information, PT Hydrotech Metal Indonesia is a business entity that is part of Trinitan Group. Founded in 2020, Hydrotech Metal is a company focused on research and development of mineral processing technology in Indonesia. Previously, Hydrotech Metal has collaborated with the BRIN's Mineral Resources Development Technology Center (formerly BPPT) to conduct an audit of STAL Technology, the results of which in May 2021 showed that at the leaching process stage, this technology can produce nickel recovery of 89–91% and cobalt 90–94%. Then on August 2021, Hydrotech Metal continued to do collaboration with BRIN's Material Technology Center to develop advanced technological innovations of STAL, which is able to process nickel ore directly into the form of a battery precursor, even to a battery cathode (the raw material for lithium batteries). (*)
Jakarta - PT Hydrotech Metal Indonesia’s STAL Technology presented at the 2021 Indonesia Electric Motor Show (IEMS), held by the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) on 24-26 November 2021. The exhibition event for electric-based vehicle innovation was held in a hybrid format from Kawasan Puspitek, Serpong, using "Innovation for Better Future e-Mobility" as its theme. STAL Technology (Step Temperature Acid Leaching) is a hydrometallurgical nickel processing technology owned by Hydrotech Metal, which is capable of processing low-grade nickel deposited in Indonesia, in an environmentally friendly manner and at a low cost. This national technology innovation has gone through a technological audit process from the Materials Technology Center of the National Research and Innovation Agency (PTM BRIN) (formerly the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology/BPPT) in May 2021. Currently, Hydrotech Metal is collaborating with PTM BRIN to produce advanced technological innovations from STAL that can process nickel ore directly into battery precursors even into battery cathode (the raw material for lithium battery), as well as discussing other opportunities for collaboration with BRIN in the form of laterite ore processing research, especially residue processing (waste management). "As part of the good relationship that exists between Hydrotech Metal and BRIN, we (Hydrotech Metal) have the honor to display infographics and mockups of STAL Technology at BRIN's booth. Therefore, we would like to express our gratitude to the Head of BRIN, Mr. Laksana Tri Handoko, and hope that this well-established collaboration can continue in the future," President Director of PT Hydrotech Metal Indonesia, Widodo Sucipto said. In the same booth, Widodo continued, visitors can also see the development plan of advanced technological innovations from STAL, to process nickel ore directly into the form of a battery precursor and even into battery cathode. That advanced technology, Widodo said, can also be used to process recycle from Lithium-NCM based electric vehicle batteries into battery cathode. "This technology innovation developed by Hydrotech Metal and PTM BRIN will play an important role, to advance the national electric vehicle battery industry with huge profit potential, since the upstream industry, which is nickel ore laterite processing can already use our own national technology innovation." Widodo said.For information, PT Hydrotech Metal Indonesia is a business entity that is part of the Trinitan Group. Founded in 2020, Hydrotech Metal focuses on research and development (R&D) activities for mineral processing technology in Indonesia. (*)