Noveleta LGU, two Cavite cooperatives adopt DOST tech

Published February 4, 2021, 11:47 AM

by Dhel Nazario

Different technologies have been adopted by the local government unit (LGU) of Noveleta, Cavite as well as two Cavite-based cooperatives through its Provincial Science and Technology Center (PSTC) .

Online Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) meeting with Ms. Jeanina Rogador, Science Research Specialist II, and Ms. Anna Marie Daigan, Science Research Specialist II of DOST PSTC-Cavite, and Ms. Teresita S. Tatlonghari, General Manager of M2EWC.

The LGU of Noveleta adopted the Department of Science and Technology – Industrial Technology Development Institute’s (DOST-ITDI) Portable Biogas Digester.

Meanwhile, the Maitim II East Water Service Cooperative (M2EWC) and the Palangue Agrarian Reform Cooperative (PARC) adopted the DOST-Food and Nutrition Research Institute’s (FNRI) Tubig Talino and Iron Fortified Rice Technology, respectively

This was made possible through a partnership with DOST-CALABARZON.Through the DOST Community-Based Program (CBP), the LGU of Noveleta received 17 units of Portable Biogas Digester from the DOST PSTC-Cavite.

The DOST-ITDI designed and developed the adopted Portable Biogas Digester, which converts household waste materials into gas for cooking. The LGU of Noveleta, in adopting the technology, seeks to establish improved biodegradable waste processing facilities for the 16 barangays of the municipality of Noveleta.

Aside from providing better waste management of household and agricultural wastes, this DOST-ITDI technology also supplements the energy needs of small households and produces sludge which is reusable as soil conditioner.

The M2EWC sought the use of the DOST-FNRI Iodine Rich Drinking Water, Tubig Talino. The DOST PSTC-Cavite pledges the provision of water refilling equipment and other tools needed for iodine fortification. The DOST-FNRI developed Tubig Talino to control and prevent Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) among Filipinos.

According to DOST-FNRI studies, drinking five glasses of Tubig Talino, a mix of purified water and Water Plus I2, meets 33 percent of the daily recommended energy and nutrient intake (RENI) of iodine in adults.

The PARC also adopted the DOST-FNRI Iron Fortified Rice Technology. True to its commitment to secure safe and nutritious food for Barangay Palangue and the entire municipality of Naic, Cavite, the adoption of the technology supplies rice, a staple food in the country, and responds to the continued prevalence of Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA).

The DOST-developed technologies, the DOST-ITDI Portable Biogas Digester, the DOST-FNRI Tubig Talino, and Iron Fortified Rice Technology, among other technologies, are available for adoption in Cavite, and in other provinces in CALABARZON.