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CHEMICALS AND ENERGY DIVISION (CED)

DIVISIONAL FUNCTIONS

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

 

FUNTIONS OF THE FOUR (4) SECTIONS UNDER THE CED

1. ENERGY SECTION

  • Develops and improves technologies on the production and performance testing of fuels from alternative and/or renewable sources taking into consideration reduction of greenhouse gas emissions; 
  • Designs, develops and improves technologies on energy systems and their efficiency and performance testing; and
  • Provides technical assistance on improving energy efficiency through energy audit

 

2. INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS SECTION

  • Develops and improves technologies involving the processing/synthesis of chemicals and substances of industrial and energy applications from indigenous raw materials; and
  • Provides 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

 

3. PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMICALS SECTION

  • Develops and improves technologies on the production of biologically active constituents and pharmaceutical excipients from indigenous plants; and
  • Develops and improves technologies on the production of pharmaceutical and other formulations from natural products

 

4. PROCESS DEVELOPMENT SECTION

  • Undertakes scale-up validation studies for generated technologies from laboratory scale; and
  • Develops equipment prototypes for scale-up processing and production