Latest S&T News in REGION 3

Firm adopts DOST technologies to step up green charcoal production
Posted: Friday, December 01, 2017
A Pampanga-based green technology firm recently acquired technologies from the Department of Science and Technology's Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) to improve its green charcoal products designed for top players in the country's chicken roasting industry. Mackay Green Energy, Inc. developed a bamboo hybrid called "bana grass" whose hard main stem can be turned into charcoal briquettes for industrial use. The company tapped DOST-FPRDI's briquetting system and technical help for the project. A charcoal briquette is a compacted mass of fuel material made from a mix of charcoal fines and a binder, and molded under pressure.  It is less messy than ordinary charcoal and easier to handle because it is compact and uniform in size. Also, it easily ignites, b...   read full story

DOST-FPRDI training upcycles woodwastes
Posted: Monday, November 06, 2017
DOST-FPRDI recently trained members of the Quezon Furniture Makers and Workers Association (QFMWA) in Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya how to make attractive handicrafts and small furniture using scrap wood. A project of the Provincial Cooperative Affairs Office, the workshop was attended by 8 women and 12 men. DOST-FPRDI's For. Robert A. Natividad and Fernando Pesigan served as trainors. "We introduced the trainees to innovative furniture designs that we found on the Internet, and it was heartwarming to see how excited they were to learn about these," said For. Natividad. (Rizalina K. Araral & Julian O. Roxas, October 20, 2017)# Source: http://www.fprdi.dost.gov.ph/index.php/266-dost-fprdi-training-upcycles-woodwastes...   read full story

DOST helps propel local fireworks industry to 'greater heights'
Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017
CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan -- With the implementation of Executive Order 28 that limits the use of firecrackers in the country, local manufacturers and dealers have found their "messiah" that could...   read full story

DOST-PCAARRD visits bamboo plantations in Magalang, Pampanga
Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017
The Pampanga State Agricultural College (PSAU) project team along with the PCAARRD M&E team in PSAU's bamboo plantation (Image credit: Eirene Grace C. Zaragoza, Forestry and Environment Researc...   read full story

DOST NRCP Research Writeshop: Empowering Researchers in Region III
Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
In recognition of the DOST Science for the People, the National Research Council of the Philippines through the initiative of its Division of Veterinary Medicine (NRCP Division XIII)  recently he...   read full story

DOST-funded, TSU-developed solar-powered generator flags successful pilot test
Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017
A multi-voltage system solar-powered generator developed by a research team from Tarlac province successfully passed pilot test as it produced enough power to run common household appliances simultane...   read full story

DOST Region 3 awards best SETUP adoptors
Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region III, in recognition of the important role of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in spurring economic growth in the countryside, awarded...   read full story

Hydroponics Park
Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017
Dr. Reynaldo Ebora (left), executive director of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) of the Department of Science and Technology ...   read full story