PhilSCAT shows off biogas in RSTW 2018

Biogas technology being one of the banner programs of PhilSCAT has been one of the attractions in the recently conducted Regional Science and Technology Week (RSTW) in Tarlac City from August 1-3, 2018.

The RSTW is an annual event spearheaded by the Department of Science and Technology aims to highlight the achievement and contribution of the science and technology sector as it relates to national development.

Meanwhile, Governor Susan Yap lauded the various initiatives, efforts and interventions of Department of Science and Technology (DOST) that greatly benefitted her province.

“It is truly a great honor and privilege to be the host and be part of this timely and significant event as we embrace the various developmental processes such as modernization, innovation, industrialization and massive application of globalization policies,” Yap said during the opening of the 2018 Regional Science and Technology Week.

According to JC V. Sicat, regional director of DOST-Calabarzon, the event serves as a show window for Filipino ingenuity, innovation and science and technology developments.

“We should pursue technologies that are world-class, relevant and region-based to make the people know that they are part of the progress,” Sicat added.
The event was also attended by DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña who discussed some of the programs of the agency,
particularly on space technology (Diwata I and Diwata II) and Project SARAI (Smarter Approaches to Reinvigorate Agriculture as Industry in the Philippines).

Through the RSTW, the province of Tarlac unveiled an environment-friendly vehicle called SPInCart or Solar Power Innovative Cart in collaboration between DOST and Tarlac State University to possibly address the increasing prices of fuel consumption in the region.

Anchored on the theme “Science for People: Innovation for Collective Prosperity”, it featured exhibits and technology forums on Green Technologies for Small and Medium Enterprises as well as, sustainable organic farming and biogas technology. PPBernal

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