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CED FUNCTIONS

  • Undertake research and development in the fields of chemicals, fuels, pharmaceuticals and energy systems;
  • Undertake technology transfer of generated technologies;
  • Provide technical assistance and support services to clients, (i.e., industry, academe) in relation to the division’s field of expertise; and
  • Contribute in the planning and implementation of the Institute’s programs/projects.

 

CED SECTIONS

ENERGY SECTION

- Develop and improve technologies on the production and performance testing of fuels from alternative and/or renewable sources taking into consideration reduction of greenhouse gas emissions;

- Design, develop and improve technologies on energy systems and their efficiency and performance testing; and

- Provide technical assistance on improving energy efficiency through energy audit

 

INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS SECTION

- Develop and improve technologies involving the processing/synthesis of chemicals and substances of industrial and energy applications from indigenous raw materials; and

- Provide technical assistance and support services, e.g., extraction/characterization of fixed oils from various plant sources, use of TBIs/EMs on CME, iodized salt and other technologies

 

PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMICALS SECTION

- Develop and improve technologies on the production of biologically active constituents and pharmaceutical excipients from indigenous plants; and

- Develop and improve technologies on the production of pharmaceutical and other formulations from natural products

 

PROCESS DEVELOPMENT SECTION

- Undertake scale-up validation studies for generated technologies from laboratory scale; and

- Develop equipment prototypes for scale-up processing and production