Latest S&T News in REGION 11

Inventor turns cooking oil into biofuel
Posted: Friday, December 01, 2017
Used cooking oil maybe harmful to health but a little bit of science can turn it into an environment savior. This is exactly what Davao-based Emiliano Quitiol, an inventor, found out way back in 2003 when he started working on his own biofuel. Now he has perfected his product which he called EFQ Bioforce."Fresh cooking oil, after several times of use, is considered a toxic substance and hazardous (to health)," Quitiol said."Used cooking oil as raw material for the production of EFQ Fuel and Oil Additive will pave the way in solving the proper disposal of used cooking oil and will assure the public health and safety," added Quitiol when he  pitched EFQ Bioforce to members of  the Rotary Club of Davao recently.His idea stemmed from his resolve to help curb pollution. He said his in...   read full story

DOST XI participates in ARENA XI Serbisyo Caravan
Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Elementary students of Upper Ulip Elementary School watching educational videos on STARBOOKS. With the aim to make their services accessible to the people, the Department of Science and Technology Region (DOST) XI was one of the participating National Government Agencies during the Serbisyo Caravan led by Dr. Anthony C. Sales, Regional Director of DOST XI. The Serbisyo Caravan was held at Brgy. Upper Ulip, Monkayo, Compostela Valley Province last October 3 to 4, 2017. An estimate of 4,000 residents of Brgy. Upper Ulip received a wide array of assistance and services from local government units, civic and non-government organizations and national government agencies. Different heads and representatives of the ARENA Region 11's member-agencies headed by its President, Dir. Maria Lourdes...   read full story

Trailblazers in Science: Lecture Series by the National Scientists
Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017
(From L-R) Dr. Richard S. Lemence, OYS 2014 of UP Diliman, Dr. Evelyn B. Gergon, Retired Scientist I, Academician Remigio M. Olveda, Dr. Alonzo A. Gabriel, Professor from UP Diliman, Dr. Erlinda L. ...   read full story

Reaping the Rewards of Innovation
Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Rosario's Delicacies is a family business in Davao City that sells fresh and frozen durian and other fruit-based processed goods like jams, candies, and tarts. They are popularly known for their&nbs...   read full story

E-sensor device measures cacao bean quality instantly
Posted: Tuesday, November 07, 2017
A new electronic sensor device was developed by the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHilMech), which could instantly measure quality of freshness of cacao beans. PH...   read full story

S&T turns ordinary 'bayong' into export-quality bag
Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
In Photo: Reynaldo J. Macandang shows a curious mall-goer the export-quality bags made of natural fibers, like abaca and pandan, during an exhibit at the Abreeza-Ayala Malls in Davao City recently. ...   read full story

DOST Technologies: Water Retort
Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017
  Water Retort The Water Retort is one of the food processing equipment designed and fabricated to substitute imported equipment. Its use can help improve the performance and producti...   read full story

Inventor finds a way to utilize used Cooking Oil as biofuel enhancer
Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017
During the Rotary Club of Davao gathering last July 27, 2017, the Davao-based inventor, Emiliano Quitiol, had the opportunity to share and discuss his invention, a biofuel made out of recycled and u...   read full story