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A Turning Point for Renewable Energy in Indonesia?

By: Massita Ayu Cindy Putriastuti (Research Staff at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC)). Vivi Fitriyanti (Research Assistant at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC)).President Jokowi’s administration seems poised...

Carbon Capture is the Key to Indonesia’s Net-Zero Emissions Future

By: Haryanto (Research Staff at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC)). Filda C.Yusgiantoro (Senior Researcher at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC)).While obstacles remain, the technology could help transform Indonesia into...

Climate Plan: Indonesia Should Learn From Japan

By: Felicia Grace Ratnasari Utomo (Research Staff at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC)). I Dewa Made Raditya Margenta (Research Staff at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC)).Japan’s success story in...

Solar energy can be Indonesia’s trump card to provide electricity to its most remote regions — here’s how

By: Budi Prayogo Sunariyanto (Research Assistant at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC)). Vivi Fitriyanti (Research Assistant at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC)).The use of solar photovoltaics, or...

How China and Indonesia can build a more substantial presence on the global climate agenda

By: I Dewa Made Raditya Margenta (Research Staff at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC)). Filda C.Yusgiantoro (Senior Researcher at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC)).China – Indonesia’s relationship is...

How Phasing Out Coal-fired Power Plants Will Benefit Indonesia’s Economy

By: Felicia Grace Ratnasari Utomo (Research Staff at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC)). Filda C.Yusgiantoro (Senior Researcher at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC)). Recently, the Indonesian government has issued a plan...

EV Indonesian Nickel Battery: potentials, issues, and what must be improved

By: Budi Prayogo Sunariyanto (Research Assistant at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC)). Luky A. Yusgiantoro (Senior Researcher at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC)). Electric Vehicle (EV) adoption in Indonesia...

Indonesia Needs to Seek Out Alternative Sources for Biofuel

By: Haryanto (Researcher at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC)). Filda C.Yusgiantoro (Senior Researcher at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC)).   "The country has abundant resources of biomass, a great potential source of...

Can Chinese EV makers get a jump on Tesla and tap partners in Southeast Asia for expansion?

By: Akhmad Hanan (Researcher at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC)). Luky A. Yusgiantoro (Senior Researcher at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC)). | Despite the popularity and reach of Tesla,...

Indonesia’s political will is the key to a successful carbon tax implementation

By: I Dewa Made Raditya Margenta (Researcher at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC)). Filda C.Yusgiantoro (Senior Researcher at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC)). A carbon tax should be overviewed as an...

Why Indonesia Should Abandon its Natural Gas Pricing Regulation

By: Massita Ayu Cindy (Researcher at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC)). Inka B. Yusgiantoro (Supervisory Board at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC)).  "The costs required to keep domestic natural gas prices...

Can Palm Oil-Based Biodiesel Enhance Energy Security in Indonesia?

By: Vivi Fitriyanti (Research Assistant at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC)). Massita Ayu Cindy Putriastuti (Researcher at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC)). The utilization of biodiesel is part of...

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Prof. Ir. Purnomo Yusgiantoro, MSc, MA, PhD, IPU

Founder of Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC)

Purnomo Yusgiantoro is the Founder of Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC). He received his bachelor degree (Ir.) in Petroleum Engineering from Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia; MSc in Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, USA; MA in Economics from University of Colorado, USA; and PhD in Mineral Economics from Colorado School of Mines, USA. Since 2014, Purnomo dedicates much of his time, knowledge, and skills to teaching the subject of energy economics at Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB). In addition, Purnomo is the Co-founder of Universitas Pertahanan (Unhan), Indonesia, where he teaches the subject of energy security until now. He is now a senior advisor for the Executive Office of the President Republic of Indonesia.

Purnomo has vast experiences working and contributing in the energy and defence sector of Indonesia. He worked as a consultant for the World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB) in the field of energy economics and sustainable development. He also acted as the Chairman of Board of Commissioners for Pertamina. Purnomo has held a position as Vice Governor of National Defense Agencies (Lemhannas). Purnomo was the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Indonesia for three consecutive terms, from 2000 until 2009. After that, he held the position of Minister of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia between 2009 and 2014. In the global sphere, Purnomo served as the Governor of Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its Secretary General as well as President, based in Vienna, Austria. He also carried the responsibility as the Chairman of the ASEAN Ministers of Energy Meeting (AMEM). He continues his devotion to the energy sector development by establishing PYC in 2016.