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The DOST-FPRDI team poses with DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Pena (center).
The DOST-FPRDI team poses with DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Pena (center).

The DOST-Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) was named the Best Institute for Registered Utility Model (UM) during the recent 2017 DOST Intellectual Property Awards. The Institute was cited for reaping the most UM patents among DOST agencies.

DOST-FPRDI helps develop green charcoal.
Top: Dried bana grass stalks ready for processing. Bottom: DOST-FPRDI’s Mr. Calixto Lulo and Engr. Amando Allan Bondad (center and right, respectively, in left photo) show Mackay’s Mr. Joseph Issifu how to use the drum kiln and manual briquettor.

Top players in the country’s chicken roasting industry may soon be using green charcoal to cook their famous grilled products, thanks to a Pampanga-based firm and technologies from the Department of Science and Technology’s Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI).

DOST-FPRDI training upcycles woodwastes.

DOST-FPRDI training upcycles woodwastes.