• International Journal of Technology (IJTech)
  • Vol 14, No 2 (2023)

Cohering Existing Technology with Greener and Modern Innovation

Cohering Existing Technology with Greener and Modern Innovation

Title: Cohering Existing Technology with Greener and Modern Innovation
Yudan Whulanza

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Whulanza, Y. 2023. Cohering Existing Technology with Greener and Modern Innovation. International Journal of Technology. Volume 14(2), pp. 232-235

Yudan Whulanza Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia, Kampus Baru UI, Depok 16424, Indonesia
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Cohering Existing Technology with Greener and Modern Innovation

Nowadays, human has been looking at how the world harnesses renewable energies, with an example at the mining sector. A strategy discussion about innovation, green mining, is being pursued by all new modern mines. A great example of Chile as the largest producer of copper in the world is that they are going into renewable energy by investing a 500-Megawatt solar power, and the plan is to upgrade 1.2-Gigawatt in the Atacama Desert. Here, we noticed that innovation is still needed, although solar PV technology has existed for more than 30 to 40 years. Some technical challenges were evident because the design conditions at which this technology originated could differ. In Chile, UV radiation is very high, and because of that, the existing modules have a shorter lifespan. Therefore, technology and innovation in that area need to be customized to the needs of the specific country or region.

There is a whole range of what be called as adjacent innovations which integrated into the grand plan of making the mining sector become more sustainable. This modernizing technology trickles down to other aspects such as digitization of mining, autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles/batteries, IoT, nano technology-assisted mining, and water treatment. Moving forward, it can introduce sustainability concepts in the overall supply chain of the ‘conventional’ mining industry.

Looking at the concept of zero waste or a low-carbon shrink. It is also defined as zero-based manufacturing. People around the world develops systems where several industrial wastes become a resource for another industry. However, it requires much information sharing about the waste because its characteristics are not uniform. Moreover, the quantity and availability are also not very well defined. A robust and smart information system is urgently needed to make this a seamless operation of what be called as industrial symbiosis.

Becoming literate is essential to incubate the university to be innovative and set up many startup companies in high-technology startups. Recruiting students, recruiting faculty members, and incentivizing research indicated that we were in the right direction. In the frame time of 10-20 years, people can see the trajectory of a high trajectory of patent filing. Surely, establishing funding to promote innovation in the community of transnational partnerships is required. By having a global partnership, innovation promoted much faster; that is the concept behind it. The investment of many innovations in transportation, waste management, water treatment, and energy delivery makes the nation and country as smart as possible.