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Webinar: Decarbonisation Through Energy Efficiency: Southeast Asian Approaches

Webinar: Decarbonisation Through Energy Efficiency: Southeast Asian Approaches
  • Date From 19th July 2024
  • Date To 19th July 2024
  • Price Free of charge.
  • Location Online: 16:00 MYT. Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes.


This webinar provides Southeast Asian academic and industrial perspectives on how energy efficiency supports decarbonisation. Professor Zainuddin Abd Manan explains the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia’s programme for the sustainable energy management of an organisation. His talk emphasises the importance of engaging and enabling people to innovate, adapt, and transform business practices. Ir Fauziah Ali explains how improving energy efficiency contributes to the decarbonisation efforts of PETRONAS. She discusses how the methodology, tools, and focus on people supports its quest for sustainability.


Professor Zainuddin Abdul Manan, Professor, Department of Chemical and Energy Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Zainuddin Abdul Manan is a professor of chemical and energy engineering, as well as the founding director of UTM Process Systems Engineering Centre (PROSPECT), founding Dean of UTM Faculty of Chemical and Energy Engineering, founder of UTM Sustainable Energy Management Program, and the CEO and founder of the UTM spin-off company OPTIMISE Sdn Bhd. He began his career as an engineer at PETRONAS and Hume Industries and has been an academic leader, educator, researcher, consultant, and professional coach for over 25 years. He has completed over 100 R&D & consultancy projects serving local and multinational companies, has numerous patents, and over 450 publications that include 15 books/ chapters, 220 refereed journals and 250 conference proceedings on energy and resource conservation using process integration techniques.

He is a co-author of the globally referred book on Process Integration and Intensification – Saving Energy, Water and Resources. Zain is a UK/EU Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of IChemE (UK), a Fellow of Academy of Sciences Malaysia, a professional engineer, a professional technologist, a certified energy manager, a registered electrical energy manager, and a certified trainer for ASEAN energy managers. He has coached professionals from over 500 organisations and delivered over 400 invited talks in professional courses, conferences and seminars worldwide. Zain has been the technical advisor for the Malaysian Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, and founded and spearheaded the UTM Sustainable Energy Management initiative that led UTM to achieve over USD 7 million energy savings between 2011 and 2020, and to win the ASEAN Energy Award. 

Ir Fauziah Ali, Head, Process Control and Optimisation, Group Technical Solutions, Petroliam Nasional Bhd (PETRONAS)

Ir. Fauziah Ali is Head of Process Control and Optimisation, Group Technical Solutions, PETRONAS, managing a team comprising energy, process control and process simulation experts. With over 34 years of experience, her work has taken her to refineries, gas and various petrochemical plants, in various technical and tecno-management roles. She is also currently serving as PETRONAS’ Group Technical Authority in Advanced Process Control, Chairperson of Technology Readiness Level Committee for Process and Facilities, and a member of Invention Review Committee. Fauziah graduated from University of Adelaide, Australia with an honours degree in chemical engineering. She is also an Chartered Chemical Engineer.


  • 09:00–10:30 BST
  • 11:00–12:30 AST
  • 16:00–17:30 MYT
  • 18:00–19:30 AEST


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