Making Indonesia Proud, Bionika Team Wins Shell Livewire Top Ten Innovators Awards 2020 Of Energy Transition Category
Nov 25, 2020
The journey of Bionika, a startup from Indonesia which focuses on energy solutions was successfully shortlisted as 10 top innovators and became winner at Shell LiveWIRE Top Ten Innovators Awards 2020 of Energy Transition category. The winner announcement took place at Global Entrepreneurship Week on November 16.
Dian Andyasuri, President Director and Country Chair of Shell Indonesia said, “A global competition to find innovative solutions among our Shell LiveWIRE alumni, themed Creating a More Liveable World or Membangun Dunia yang Lebih Layak Huni is a testament to Shell’s sustainable spirit and ambition, built by integrating sustainable principles in all of its business aspects as well as delivering positive contributions to the people – like what Bionika, the young Indonesian innovator in energy sector, has made.”
Top Ten Innovators Awards 2020 is part of Shell LiveWIRE, a global platform that promotes entrepreneurship among young generation worldwide. This year, the global competition, Top Ten Innovators Awards engaged 136 participants from 15 countries. They were young entrepreneurs who demonstrated their excellent innovations skills in offering solutions to tackle a diverse global energy issues and challenges
“The crown of Bionika – an alumnus of Shell LiveWIRE Indonesia 2019 – as global winner of energy transition energy underscores Indonesia young generation’s great concern about energy solutions through the optimization of the existing local resources. Bionika has successfully demonstrated innovation excellence by converting waste into electricity to help rural communities. We are very proud of the Bionika’s achievement, and will keep supporting the team’s efforts to become a tough startup,” Dian added.
into electricity supply. The integrated biogas technology has allowed rural communities to access clean energy by converting waste into electricity.
“I am very proud of Indonesian young generation achievements, and I hope more Indonesians will gain achievements in global competitions and become Indonesia’s pride. It is one of their contributions to development,” Dian Andyasuri ended.
The Top Ten Innovators will receive the mentoring support directly from Shell experts, and get opportunity to develop their innovations under partnership as Shell’s customers or vendors.
Carlos Maurer, EVP of Shell Global Commercial congratulated the winners, and said that he was impressed by quality and creativity of all participants’ innovations. He added the existence of innovators and enthusiasts who had energetically provided solutions to tackle more complex global issues was highly important in life and business, especially amid Covid-19 pandemic-driven challenges.
In this competition, the judging and public voting sessions took place in 170 countries which drew in 27,000 votes. They determined winners of three categories – Energy Transition, Environment & Circular Economy and Local Prosperity.
First winners each took home US$20,000 in cash prize, while two runners-up each received US$10,000. Moreover, the Outstanding Achievement Award worth US$10,000 went to team which significantly contributed to combat socio-economic impacts of Covid-19 directly and indirectly.
About Shell Indonesia
The history of Royal Dutch Shell in Indonesia started over 100 years ago, following its first oil discovery in Pangkalan Brandan, North Sumatra.
Shell today has a strong integrated downstream business presence in Indonesia. Shell was the first international petroleum retail brand in the country with over 120 operating sites in Jakarta, Banten, West Javam East Java and North Sumatera. In 2006, Shell started its commercial fuels, marines and bitumen businesses in Indonesia, providing oil products and related technical support to the industrial, transportation and mining sectors. Shell is also recognized as one of the leading companies with the largest lubricant market share in Indonesia, serving motorists and industrial customers. As its investment commitment in Indonesia, Shell has established Shell lubricant plant in Marunda, Bekasi with production capacity of 136 million liters (120,000 tons) per year.
In upstream sector, Shell is the strategic partner of Inpex, Masela PSC operator which includes Abadi gas field.
Top Ten Innovators 2020
|BIONIKA||Indonesia||Bionika's integrated biogas technology helps rural communities access clean energy by transforming livestock and agricultural waste into biogas, and converting them into electricity supply.|
|Deyang Xinsenyuan Technology Co.||China||Deyang Xinsenyuan Technology Co. produces biomass pellets from agricultural waste products to replace coal and oil.|
|ENENT||Pakistan||ENENT is a clean-tech electronics start-up focused on designing innovative products that can reduce electricity bills and power loss by up to 20%.|
Environment & Circular Economy
|Aqua Agro||Pakistan||Aqua Agro uses Artificial Intelligence and innovative technology to enhance productivity and water savings for farmers.|
|Qutra||Oman||Qutra's irrigation device irrigates plants in line with soil moisture levels, to reduce excess water consumption by up to 85%.|
|Soular||Trinidad & Tobago||Soular uses sunlight to transform highly perishable agricultural products into nutritious shelf-stable snacks.|
|Safe Drinking Water for All - SDW||Brazil||SDW's breakthrough technologies save lives by democratising access to clean water and sanitation.|
|Kunde Social Café||Kazakhstan||Kunde Cafe provides training and employment for adults with mental disabilities at their restaurant in Kazakhstan.|
|SIBBAP Multipurpose Cooperative||Philippines||SIBBAP Multipurpose Cooperative provides skills training to locals on the production of frontline medical garments.|
|EDVON||Pakistan||EDVON develops STEAM curricula and DIY robotics kits for K-12 students. Their Corona-fighting robot improves sanitation and compliance in healthcare settings.|