Research on Enriched Copra Meal Ongoing
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna, Philippines – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has allotted P8 million to fund a research project on how to enrich the protein content of copra meal.
Now ongoing, the three-year (until 2015) project, titled “Protein Enhancement of Copra Meal (PECM) as Food for Swine and Poultry,” aims to boost the development of the country’s swine and poultry industries.
Funded by the Los Baños-based DOST-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD), it will be conducted by the University of the Philippines Los Baños-National Institute of Biotechnology and Molecular Biology (Biotech) and the UPLB-Animal and Dairy Science Cluster (ADSC).
UP Los Baños institute develops 'specialty soaps'
by Rudy Fernandez (The Philippine Star, June 21, 2012)
MANILA, Philippines - Malunggay soap, coffee soap, and choco bubble soap. These and others dubbed as “cocosilk” are among the “specialty soaps” developed by the University of the Philippines Los Baños-National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (UPLB-BIOTECH) here.
BIOTECH, currently headed by director Reynaldo Ebora, was established in 1979 “to develop cost-effective and environment-friendly technologies for the production of goods and services that are comparable or better alternatives to conventional products for their use in the agriculture, forestry, environment, energy and industry sectors.”
DENR enlists help of UPLB
Manila, Philippines - True to its mission of ensuring the success of the National Greening Program (NGP), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has enlisted the expertise of the University of the Philippines-Los Baños in Laguna for the manufacture of some 100 tons “mykovam” from May 2012 to April 2013.
“Mykovam” is a fungus-based fertilizer developed by UPLB that enable planted seedlings to survive in the most adverse conditions by naturally improving their root surfaces.