Indonesian Agri Institute Records Worldâ€™s Largest Number of Palm-Oil Based ResearchesThursday, February 27, 2020
According to analysis undertaken by the Singapore Elsevier Research Intelligent in 2020, Bogor Agricultural Institute (IPB) set records by coming topmost for the largest number of academic articles published internationally based on palm oil researches, the Jakarta Antara news reported on February 13. IPB’s some 69 published academic articles made it to the top rank, followed by the Germany University of Goettingen (UGOE), with 42 articles; Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), 35 articles; Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), 26 articles; and Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), 24 articles. IPB is currently forging cooperation with the University of Goettingen and CIFOR through various joint-research projects.
Palm oil-related researches conducted by the IPB were supported by the Ministry of Research and Technology, as it also considered the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), as well as the Agricultural Fund Management Agency (BPDP) of Palm Oil, private company, and other involved sectors. The IPB is concentrating its research on the downstream segment of palm oil, with innovation of surfactant for import substitute to support the enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technology.