Sidharta, Sahirman and Ardiansyah, Ardiansyah (2014) ASSESSMENT OF TOFU CARBON FOOTPRINT IN BANYUMAS, INDONESIA - TOWARDS ‘GREENER’ TOFU. Proceeding of International Conference On Research, Implementation And Education Of Mathematics And Sciences 2014. (Submitted)

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Tofu is famous as an alternate protein source. Comparing to Beef and Chicken based products; Tofu is indeed one of those promising foods which using less energy. Nevertheless it takes a lot of energy to turn fresh soy beans into tofu. It includes energy used for draining, grinding, cooking, extracting the soymilk, pressing the curd, cutting and wrapping the final products. To increase the love of tofu, consumers in the era full with environment awareness need to be convinced that switching from others to bean curd does help cutting back greenhouse gas emissions. The question is: how significant are those numbers? Is it possible to reduce energy usage in tofu production without interfering its quality? This research, conducted in one of tofu central productions in Indonesia, attempts to answer those questions. Kalisari village, Banyumas is also known as tofu village, since producing tofu in traditional ways is the main occupation of its residents. The objectives of the study are: (1) to investigate the overall energy consumption and emission produced by tofu production process in Kalisari village, Banyumas, Indonesia, (2) to compare those numbers with other soybean products as well as other protein sources and (3) to come up with process improvements to reduce the tofu carbon footprint. Life Cycle Assessment methodology (LCA) – a method commonly used to identify and calculate energy usage, natural resources usage and amount of emissions to the environment - is applied to reach those objectives. This paper depicts preliminary results of this on-going research.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tofu, LCA, Indonesia, Energy consumption, Carbon footprint
Subjects: Prosiding > ICRIEMS 2014 > SCIENCE EDUCATION
Divisions: Fakultas Matematika dan Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam > Program Studi Pendidikan IPA
Depositing User: Eprints
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2014 08:55
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2014 08:55

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