NBRI Discussion with Ministry of Foreign Affair

On September 1, 2021, the National Battery Research Institute (NBRI) held a discussion with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia (MoFA). In this discussion, MoFA expressed its desire to learn about Battery 101.

The issue of climate change is very crucial where all countries in the world feel the impact. For this reason, countries in the world are starting to look for solutions to overcome these problems. Based on the Paris Agreement, the world must be able to suppress the pollution produced so that the earth can still be categorized as a suitable place to live. One solution is to change vehicles that were previously fossil-based into electric or EV-based vehicles. EV works by using batteries as the main raw material for driving vehicles. There are several types of batteries in the world and currently many are being developed and considered as batteries that have a high energy density and a longer life cycle.

Indonesia is a country that is awarded with the largest nickel reserves in the world. For this reason, many countries in the world want to process nickel in Indonesia. However, if we ourselves do not have the ability to manage the nickel, then Indonesia will only be a spectator. Therefore, as one of the policy makers related to energy, the role of MoFA is very important. MoFA must know about batteries in a basic way to be able to formulate strategies that can later be used in negotiations on the international stage.

Learning about batteries is certainly not an easy thing. For this reason, NBRI offers a solution in the form of training that will be given to the MoFA team to be able to find out more about the battery.

Date : 07 September 2021
Written by : NBRI
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