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FPRDI teaches handmade papermaking to Laguna students
October 28, 2011

As part of its Dalaw-eskuwela Program (DEP), FPRDI, in coordination with Alternative Learning System (ALS) in Bay Laguna, conducted a handmade papermaking demonstration last 12 October 2011.

Held at Bay Elementary School, the workshop was attended by 53 students, teachers and parents from Bay, Luisiana, and Pagsanjan Laguna. It aimed to introduce to the participants a way to earn extra income through handmade paper making.

FPRDI’s Dalaw-eskuwela Program (DEP) aims to promote relevant FPRDI technologies to local schools and universities as well as their surrounding communities. (Margie Brendia, 28 October 2011)###

Fidel & Dionglay serve as Oleoresin Experts in Cambodia
October 28, 2011

Two experts from the Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI) shared their experiences in oleoresin processing in an international forum held last 23 September in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Dubbed as “Stakeholder Forum on Sustainable and Pro-poor Oleoresin Industry Development in Cambodia”, the event was attended by Ms. Mildred Fidel, Chief of the Technical Services Division and Ms. Mariluz Dionglay, Senior Science Research Specialist of the Material Science Division. Fidel presented the paper titled “Integrating Oleoresin Processing for Community-based Forest Development: A Sharing of Philippine Experience”, while Dionglay discussed the “Characterization and End-uses of Dipterocarpus Oleoresins”.

Tamayo presents biofuels paper in Malaysia
October 28, 2011

Dr. Jennifer P. Tamayo discusses the results of her paper “Second Generation Bioethanol from Gmelina arborea Wood Wastes” before fellow chemists at the International Conference on Chemical Research Applied to World Needs (CHEMRAWN XIX) held 27-29 September 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Organized by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, the conference emphasized the importance of finding solutions to the world’s energy problems using renewable resources. Around 100 participants from 22 countries attended the said conference.