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Novi Syaftika
Research Fellow

Cluster : REER


Research Interest

Bionergy, energy resilience, sustainable energy.


Novi Syaftika is currently a Researcher at Research Centre for Industrial Process and Manufacturing Technology, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN/Badan Riset dan Inovasi Nasional)

Previously, she became a junior staff in BPPT for 4 years, with a background in biology. She found it challenging to keep up with the work that is more of the engineering field so she decided to take a master's and doctoral course at Hiroshima University in 2013 and completed her study in 2018. She received support from Monbukagakusho (MEXT Japan) and Taoyaka Program (Hiroshima University) for the full scholarship. During the study, Ms. Syaftika learned about biomass conversion especially the utilization of agriculture waste (rice husk, rice straw, palm oil empty fruit bunch) to obtain raw material (sugars) for bioethanol production. After graduating, Ms. Syaftika back to working in BPPT and was involved in some engineering projects such as Biogas Plant from POME, Integrated Salt Industry, also some feasibility studies and assessments related to the bioenergy field. Her recent research topic is the utilization of macroalgae (seaweed) for bioenergy and other valuable products. Macroalgae are very attractive as resources are less explored compared to terrestrial plants.

Education Timeline

  • 2018 Doctoral

    Hiroshima University, Japan, Mechanical Engineering (Bioenergy).

  • 2015 Master

    Hiroshima University, Japan, Mechanical Engineering (Bioenergy).

  • 2007 Bachelor

    Padjadjaran University, Indonesia, Biology (Industrial Microbiology).

Working Experiences Timeline

  • 2022 Coordinator

    Study on Biomass Supply for Co-firing in Fertilizer Factory.

  • 2022 Coordinator

    Aquatic biomass utilization using sub-critical water gasification to produce hydrogen rich gas and biocha r(Research Grant from Energy and Renewable Energy Program, BRIN).

  • 2021 - 2024 Co-investigator

    High-value chemicals and syngas production from Indonesian marine macro-algae under sub- and supercritical conditions (Grant from Endowment Fund, LPDP under the Scheme of International Research Collaboration).

  • 2021 Team Leader

    Biomass Potential Study for an International Industry in West Java.

  • 2019 Group Leader

    Biogas Utilization for Boiler Fuel Equal to 700 kW.


Biogas Utilization in Indonesia: Lesson Learned & Future Development | World Renewable Energy Congress – Indonesia, International Conference on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency.

Electricity Potential of Biogas for Rural Area Industrialization in Indonesia 8th Biomass Asia Workshop Hanoi, Vietnam.

Biogas Utilization for Electricity Generation in Indonesia Asia High-Technology Network for Bio Hydrogen Workshop Osaka.

Optimization of enzyme mixture for cellulose hydrolysis. Joint Conference of Renewable Energy and Nanotechnology 2014 December 22-23, 2014, Kanchanaburi,Thailand.

Hydrothermal Pretreatment of Palm Oil Empty Fruit Bunch with Palm Oil Mill Effluent: the effect of temperature. Pacifichem 2015 December 15-20, 2015, Hawaii, USA.


Green algae to green fuels: Syngas and hydrochar production from Ulva lactuca via sub-critical water gasification.Algal Research 67, 102834.

Slow Pyrolysis of Ulva lactuca (Chlorophyta) for Sustainable Production of Bio-Oil and Biochar. Sustainability 14 (6), 3233 2022.

Recent advancement on hydrogen production from macroalgae via supercritical water gasification. Bioresource Technology Reports, 16, 2021.

The Utilization of Pure Plant Oil (PPO) from Palm Oil to Reduce Diesel Fuel Consumption of Diesel Power in Talang Padang M.I.P.I. Vol.13, No 3, December 2019 - (257-264).

Comparative study of hydrothermal pretreatment for rice straw and its corresponding mixture of cellulose, xylan, and lignin Bioresource Technology Vol 255, 2018, p 1-62.

Simple Equation for Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Cellulose Using Cellulase Complex and ß- glucosidase Mixture. Regular Paper, Vol 60 (6), Page322-328. Journal of the Japan Petroleum Institute (International Journal).

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