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In celebration of the National Science and Technology Week, the DOST-FPRDI will hold “Gubat Talks: A Virtual Presser and Launch of the Bamboo Musical Instruments Website and the Tree Plantation Species Handbook”. The event is on November 25, 2021 (Thursday) at 4PM via Zoom and livestream at DOST-FPRDI Facebook page.

The DOST-Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) recently installed its wastewater treatment equipment to a Pampanga-based furniture and handicraft company.

The equipment was developed to help RSU Manufacturing Corporation properly dispose of the used water coming from their finishing spray booths (FSBs). RSU produces furniture and handicrafts from wood, rattan and other non-wood forest products, and currently operates nine wet-type FSBs.

“This equipment addresses the improper discharge of wastewater that usually contains toxic chemicals from the finishing overspray. It takes into account the wastewater’s characteristics and the best treatment method for it,” explained project leader Engr. Edward S. Marasigan.

Researchers of the DOST-Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) bagged major awards in the recently concluded 34th Regional Symposium on Research, Development and Extension Highlights.

Engr. Shirley A. Pelayo, For. Sheryll C. Micosa, Kennethjer G. Alejo, Alaine G. Pagatpatan and For. Carmina F. Lasap won the Best Research Poster Award for their paper titled “Efficacy of CNSL Formulations against Molds and Decay Fungi as Applied to Commercial Forest Woody Vines”.