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the country will only get the minimum benefits.5 million square kilometres of area. rich biodiversity. Despite its natural resource wealth. crude fossil oil. The ultimate . the key of creating a better ASEAN. which is often not enough in meeting the demands to accelerate the economy growth. exported raw to the developed countries.GENERAL DESCRIPTION This competition aims to hone participants’ plant designing competence and regional awareness by focusing on sustainable commodity chemical production and its benefits to the ASEAN countries. By exporting it directly. not mentioning its large economic strength and resources potential. thus creating a balance deficit. and million tonnes of important minerals per year. ASEAN has a wealth of treasures buried beneath the problems. stretches for more than 6000 kilometres on its furthest length and over 4. ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations). but in reality there are still many challenges encountered by ASEAN members such as economic inequalities. Thus. are just a few of ASEAN’s many potentials. This is one of the most demographically diverse regions. including million barrels of crude palm oil. they only undergo minimum processing. Fertile lands. The participants will be undergraduate students from various Southeast Asian countries with various experiences and backgrounds. heaps of responsibilities are placed upon shoulders of many ASEAN’s future engineers. hundred millions of productive people. Ironically. comprising hundreds of ethnic groups with more than 600 millions of population. one of the largest regions on earth. the already terrible consequences are further exacerbated that many of the net products such as high-grade chemicals and catalysts are imported back to ASEAN. during the last few decades. Those numbers might be very enticing. Even more perturbingly. DETAILED BACKGROUND Southeast Asia. This creates a problem since raw materials are considered the cheapest grade of the product. or worse. One of the main focus problems is wasted potential of resources. and environmental destructions. united in one solid entity. large amount of poverty.

In ASEAN. Moreover. Furthermore. Participants are expected to increase the value of local resources unique to their region thus encouraging the whole ASEAN region to be able to compete with more developed industries. The theory is that greenhouse gases absorbed by plants during its growth are roughly equivalent to the amount of gases produced when it is utilized. They are currently also the primary sources of commodity chemicals. It is already known that fossil fuels will be depleted soon. such as oleochemicals. In this category. which in turn obtained from non-renewable fossil fuels. The plants are important precursors towards the development of more specialty chemical plants and are more suited to the emerging markets such as ASEAN.solution is to emphasize the importance of downstream industries. As to remember. This would allow a more carbon neutral cycle compared to conventional utilization. the impact can be further minimized since it can reduce a significant amount of greenhouse gases emissions. etc. another interesting fact is the huge population. or if not. downstream industries will also generate a lot more job opportunities. which means a huge amount of product consumption and utilization. due to the more complex nature of the process. thus decreasing the unemployment rate and will trigger growth of the country’s overall economic sector. the emission of greenhouse gases. which process raw products into more refined and varied products. biodiesel. . participants are challenged to solve the problem by designing an economically beneficial plant for commodity chemicals using bio-based resources. which leads to a global scale climate change. This can be attained by establishing commodity chemical plants. are much harder to extract in the following years. utilization of fossil fuels are also known to give rise to its infamous side effect. as opposed to direct resource extraction. the profit for the plant does not only rely on the production of the chemicals as the major product but also the production of its byproducts. thus increasing the profit margin and usability of the products. By utilizing bio-based sources instead of petroleum-based sources. But the main problem is that a majority amount of product is still directly or indirectly generated from petroleum.

conflicting feedstocks. it is hoped that bright young minds of future ASEAN generations will be stimulated and challenged through this series of plant design competition. as there are still many obstacles such as inadequate technologies.A thorough and comprehensive approach will be required since those stated solutions would not be easily implemented in the region. By bringing the problem. PLANT DESIGN THEME “Designing Bio-based Commodity Chemical Plant to empower ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)” . and unsupportive regulations.

Violation of this rule leads to immediate disqualification. Invited participants are students from ASEAN member countries 6. One participant can only participate in one team 3. Students under academic sanction are not allowed to participate in the competition 7. All entries and administration documents become the property of the Indonesia Chemical Engineering Challenge 2014 committee and cannot be returned 10. . Participating students must register according to the rules in the Registration section 8. The title used for the Registration. Participants must form a team that consists of three (3) Chemical Engineering students from the same college or university 2. Participating students must be undergraduate student majoring in Chemical Engineering by 10 December 2013. 12. Participating students must complete the required administration documents 9. Plant design must have never been commercialized or won a similar competition. and Final Report must be same 11. Participants must be accompanied by one or more lecturers in the making of their work 4.General Requirements 1. preferably in their 3rd or 4th year 5. Plant designs proposed by the participants must be related to our theme of “Designing Bio-based Commodity Chemical Plant to empower ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)”. Abstract.

XXXXX are the registration numbers explained in the previous points.ichec-itb. Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) Or Name : Suci Permata Arief Acc number: 9000017361644 Bank Mandiri The registration fee is: USD 50 for international participants and Rp 300. raw materials.Scanned letter from Major Department or University stating that each team member is enrolled as a student in the stated college or university. Participants will receive notification email containing team’s official registration number within 2 x 24 hours after online registration 3.Registration 1. The required documents are: . Participants must register online at www.Plant Design Abstract ** **Abstract of Plant Design contains a brief description of the plant and the chemical processes that take place in them. Participants must pay the registration fee via transfer to Name : Suci Permata Arief Acc number: with IChEC2014_PD1_XXXXX as the subject. Participants must attach the following registration documents and email it to reg. **Please refer to the appendix section regarding the abstract report terms .Scanned letter from the faculty advisor stating that he / she is supervising the team The registration will be opened at 14 October 2013 and will be closed on 10 December 2013 2. . and reference of materials availability.000 for Indonesian participants 4.

Results from the first phase of the selection process will be announced at www.00 UTC+7 10 December (Only *. Late submissions after the deadline are NOT accepted. ..Scanned payment receipt . Teams that succeed in passing the first phase can continue to the second phase of the selection process.Newest photo (colour.Scanned valid student ID card of each team member * All of the documents must be IChEC2014_PD1_XXXXX. Each team will receive an email from the committee confirming their submission within 2 x 24 hours after sending the email stated in point 3.ichec-itb. 5. Second phase selection process terms will be announced soon. *If you do not receive the email from the committee within the time span please contact us as soon as on 20 December 2013. *xxxxx should be changed with the official team number. not black and white or grayscale) of each team member .ZIP file type is approved) zipped into one file named * These documents must be sent before 24. 4.

written in italic bold style   Maximum words count: 300 words The abstract must include the following points:    Brief description of the plant General background of the idea ASEAN insight.15 line Paper size: A4 Content Specifications  Include maximum of 5 keywords at the end of abstract. contains the plant’s relevance & benefits to the ASEAN . 11 pt  Page margin and alignments    Top & Left: 4 cm Bottom & Right: 3 cm Paragraph alignment: Justify   Minimum line spacing: 1.Appendix Abstract Writing Terms Technical Specifications  Language   UK or US English Typefaces  Times New Roman.

market target. and advantages compared to existing and competing products . which is defined as materials that does not come from petroleum or petroleum derived sources  The manufacturing that take place    Is it easy or complex? Which reactions or processes will be used Products that will be generated from the plant  The product must fulfill the requirement of bio-based commodity chemicals. which are of followings:  Large demands.Economic Community  Raw materials and its availability references or facts  Raw materials must be bio-based. thus capable and feasible to be produced in mass scale  Suitable to be implemented in the ASEAN Economic Community  It should be neither still visibly raw nor too complex nor too specialized (available in minute quantities or low demands)  State the value of the product.