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ATMI: Leading Towards a Techo-Ecological Institute in Indonesia

atmi-student-in-actionATMI recognises the importance of the environment and continues to integrate this to its daily operations and management schemes. During a visit of interested parties in August 2010 a further understanding was gained of the current environmental campus management initiatives. The institute develops the technical capacity of the youth and contributes to the technological advancement of the country. It communicates a respect for the dignity of human life as well as seeking to keep the ecological balance always looking for ways of greater reconciliation with creation.

Jatropha as An Alternative Way of Life in Flores Island‐Indonesia

jatropha_pic3Flores is an island that has sub‐climates. The mountains in this island are highly volcanic in origin, so water can permeate and infiltrate into the ground effectively. There is good storage capacity but there is no clear understanding of how much water is available on the ground. Volcanic earth has certain nutrients that are valuable but when we get to plant, it may not have the right combination of nutrients and the water needed. Therefore, there is a need to look, not only at the basic nutrients of Phosphorous, Nitrogen, and Potassium but also at the other micronutrients in order to get the balance.