Indonesia Encourages CNGR in China to Collaborate with Research and Development with UGM

Indonesia through the Coordinating Minister for the Economy Airlangga Hartarto visited CNGR integrated industrial facilities based in the Qinzhou area, southern China. The distance is approximately 90 km from the city of Nanning in southern China. Airlangga’s arrival was received directly by CNGR Chairman Deng Wei Ming.

Airlangga directly checks the OESBF technology facility for the resistance of mineral reserves, which can take nickel coverage with a wider grade. Then nickel electrolytic facilities that use centrifugation extraction technology. Furthermore, seeing technology for the production of lithium battery raw material precursors that are currently used by many leading industries such as Tesla, Samsung, LG, SK, Panasonic.

On the visit, Airlangga also encouraged CNGR to help the development of R&D material for new energy, which collaborates with universities. In this case with the Faculty of Engineering, Gadjah Mada University (FT UGM).

Through this collaboration, the establishment of metal energy R&D centers will be prepared or the Center for Research and Development of Energy Materials. While UGM will play a role in developing the Engineering Research Innovation Center at UGM, which is currently more research on recycling, Rare Earth Element, material deposit in Indonesia.

Airlangga hopes that CNGR’s support will focus more on material for new energy. On the other hand, Deng expressed his interest in collaboration with universities in Indonesia.

“CNGR is committed to cooperating with leading universities in Indonesia in the development of material industrial technology diversification for new energy in Indonesia,” he said in a written statement, Monday (5/27/2024).

It is known, CNGR is one of the large company groups from China engaged in the nickel processing industry, which leads the development and innovation in the field of material energy and is recognized as the world leader in new energy materials. CNGR conducts 4 industrial modernizations, namely technology diversification, development globalization, operational digitalization and making industrial ecologizes.

As an integrated industry in nickel processing, CNGR produces the synthesis of ternary precursors and electrolytic nickel. CNGR plans to make an investment of IDR 168.2 trillion in the next 20 years, and since 2021 has made an investment ofIDR 32.1 trillion in Indonesia. CNGR has built nickel processing industry facilities in Morowali, North Morowali, Weda Bay, and Batulicin.

At present CNGR is starting to develop integrated area facilities in North Konawe, called the Konasara Green Techno Industry (KITHK) area of ​​more than 5,000 ha, the construction will begin in the fourth quarter of 2024, and is estimated to absorb as many as 28 thousand local workers.

To maintain the sustainability of natural resources and the resistance of Indonesian mineral reserves, CNGR is processing nickel ore with OESBF (Oxygen Enriched Side Blow Furnace) technology innovation which is the first industry in the world to implement the use of nickel ore with broader grade scope, energy efficiency that minimizes Carbon emissions, and waste production that is environmentally friendly and can be utilized by other industries.

In addition, as a result of synergy with the downstream mineral policy in Indonesia, CNGR has succeeded in producing nickel electrolytic (nickel cathode) with a purity of 99.99%. As of May 23, 2024, CNGR has also brought Indonesian nickel into the metal supply chain in LME (London Metal Exchange).

May 27, 2024, detikFinance