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DOST- FPRDI develops biomass pelletizer
September 30, 2015

The FPRDI biomass pelletizer.
The FPRDI biomass pelletizer.

A pelletizing machine that may help turn some of the country’s agro-forest wastes into quality fuel has recently been developed by researchers of the Department of Science and Technology’s Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI).

DOST-FPRDI develops bamboo jointing system
September 28, 2015

Bamboo jointing system.

(Above) An improved jointing system for bamboo has recently been developed by DOST-FPRDI using common construction materials – cement, sand, steel plates, nuts and bolts, and rebars.

FPRDI researchers train on innovation management and value chain analysis
September 21, 2015

Thirty-five DOST-FPRDI researchers learned the basics of innovation management and value chain analysis in a training-workshop last 08-10 September 2015 at Pansol, Calamba City, Laguna.

Dr. Elvira A. Zamora, University of the Philippines’ Vice President for Development and Professor at the UP Cesar E. A. Virata School of Business, served as Resource Person.

Value chain analysis is a tool for identifying an industry or technology’s key players, support industries and institutions, possible markets, key constraints, opportunities, areas for collaboration and policy options. Innovation management, on the other hand, enables organizations to use creativity in coming up with ideas, products and processes for continuous development.