DCE students wins merit award at Greenwave National Competition 2022


Green Wave competition is an annual national competition organised by Sembcorp Marine. The competition encourages students to address a broad spectrum of environmental awareness and creative sustainability solutions among young people in Southeast Asia. The annual competition – now in its 20th run - gives students practical learning opportunities, such as taking a hands-on approach to creating solutions for the environment.

In this year’s competition more 1000 local and regional students submitted 850 projects. Representing Singapore Polytechnic, a group of DCE students (Ang Wei An, Edlyn Chia Kailing,Tang Yun, Goh Ming Xuan Joel) was awarded a Merit Award of S$1000 for their project titled “Physical Enhancement of Chitosan-Based Bioplastics for Cling Wrap Usage” by Education Minister Mr Chan Chun Sing. This project aims to discover ways to improve the physical properties of chitosan-based bioplastics for cling wrap applications, in order to increase the similarity between chitosan-based bioplastics and traditional cling wrap. The purpose of this study is to determine suitable waterproofing and strengthening additives that can be added to chitosan-based bioplastic films. This industrial project was supervised by Dr Handojo Djati Utomo (DCE), Dr Li Chunxiang and Dr Bai Shiqiang (AMTC- Advanced Material Technology Centre) with advice from and our industry partner from Mr Barnabas Chan and his staffs from Bountifood Pte Ltd. Due to covid19 restriction, only 2 student representatives can be trained by Mr Julian Kwok from LSC to improve their presentation skill. 

ABE is proud of their achievement and wishes them all the best in their future endeavours.

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Edu Minister Mr Chan Chun Sing during award ceremony. DCE student representatives (right to left): Ang Wei An, Goh Ming Xuan Joel @ Park Royal Collection, Marina Bay Singapore, Clover Ballroom on 16th February 2023.

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SP student representatives from 2 groups (from right to left): Tang Yun, Goh Ming Xuan Joel @ @Sembcorp Marine Office
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