Latest S&T News in REGION 4A

Gilingan ng mais, pinahusay ng bagong teknolohiya
Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2019
Pinadali ng isang makina ang paggigiling ng mais sa mga kanayunan.    Ang ‘mobile’ na makina ay binuo ng Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) ng Department of Agriculture (DA). Ito ay katanggap-tanggap sa aspetong teknikal at pinansyal.   Ang teknolohiya, di gaya ng nakaugaliang gilingan, ay hindi gumagamit ng ‘emery stone,’ dalawang ‘steel rollers,’ at ‘oscillating sifter’ na pawang nangangailangan ng mataas na ‘power.’  Dahil sa mga pagbabago sa ‘degerminator,’ ‘grinding,’ ‘sifting,’ at ‘cleaning mechanism’ ng bagong gilingan ng mais, ang makina ay may mas mataas na kapasidad. Ito ay nasa 940-1,100 kilo bawat oras sa mababang halaga ng produksyon na ?850,000 bawat ‘unit.’ Ito ay 28% lamang ng ?2.5 milyon na kabuoang halaga ng tradisyunal na giling...   read full story

DOST-FPRDI, SWISS NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, OTHER GROUPS TEAM UP TO STUDY TANNIN
Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018
The DOST- Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) recently became part of a joint project set to study the most effective way to extract tannins— organic substances found in plant tissues and barks that is commonly used in making leather and adhesives, among others. The Pinoy Tannin project is a collaboration of the Swiss National Science Foundation, Switzerland's Burn University of Applied Sciences, DOST- FPRDI, Visayas State University, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and the Philippine Coconut Authority. Besides tannin extraction, the project also aims to develop agro-forestry practices and recommend policies for sustainable tannin use. According to Ms. Mariluz SP. Dionglay of FPRDI's Chemistry and Bio-Technology Section, expensive phenol-forma...   read full story

RED DRAGON TURNS PROFITABLE PROCESSED PRODUCTS
Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018
CALABARZON's red dragon known for its unique vibrant red skin, sweet seed-speckled pulp and nutritious content has proven why it became "superfood" as technology turned it into jam, wine and ready-t...   read full story

CAVITE CACAO FARMERS LEARN THE BASICS OF HANDMADE PAPER MAKING
Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018
TRECE MARTIRES City, Cavite – The Cavite Cacao Industry Council attended a three-day training on actual handmade paper making and production of novelty items last August 16 – 18 at Camp Dominic, Paj...   read full story

MALVAR'S JACK(FRUIT) OF ALL TRADES
Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018
The tropical fruit known for its thorny external projections and sweet nutritious meat bulbs has gone out from being just a fruit to being Malvar's jack(fruit) of all trades! This sweet and deliciou...   read full story

'Geospatial technology,' makatutukoy ng mga lugar na maaaring pag-alagaan ng tahong
Posted: Thursday, August 02, 2018
Para sa mga taong naninirahan sa tabing dagat, ang tahong ay isa sa mga mahahalaga at murang pinagkukuhanan ng protina. Bagama't kaunting capital lamang ang kailangan, hindi pa rin tumataas ang prod...   read full story

PDAO-CANLUBANG MEMBERS GETS TRAINING ON UBE PROCESSING AND GMP
Posted: Thursday, August 02, 2018
  The Provincial Science and Technology – Laguna (PSTC-Laguna) conducted a Technology Training on Processing of ube and other root crops with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Awareness Seminar las...   read full story

DOST LAUNCHES NATIONWIDE UNIFIED TRAINING MODULES ON FOOD SAFETY
Posted: Thursday, August 02, 2018
    Through the collaboration and efforts of different agencies, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Unified Food Safety Training Modules for MSMEs were launched on June 8, 2018 at Tit...   read full story