The research entitled “Esterification and Transesterification of Cashew Nut Shell Liquid as Potential Source of Biolubricant” of the fifth year UST BS Chemical Engineering students, Harvey Lechago, Vaughn Exequiel Mariano and Arv Itiel Pua, together with their adviser Engr. Edsel Calica had been chosen as one of the fifteen finalists in the Indonesia Chemical Engineering Paper Competition 2016 (ICEPC 2016).
The two of the authors had presented their paper on April 23, 2016 at the Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) in Surabaya, Indonesia.
Arv Pua presenting their research
Vaughn Mariano presenting their research
ICEPC 2016 is one of the sub-event of the Chemical Engineering Innovation Festival (Chernival), which is one of the biggest and most-awaited annual event in ITS which aim to empower students and people in general, through the application of chemical engineering discipline. This year’s theme for the ICEPC 2016 was “Applicable technologies as world’s energy crisis solution”.
ICEPC 2016 had also been participated by students coming from universities in Indonesia and Malaysia.
UST participants together with the judges of ICEPC 2016
Participants of ICEPC 2016
Vaughn Mariano and Arv Pua with their certificates