‘Nipahol’ pamalit LPG naimbento ng Pinoy ‘Balik-Scientist’

‘Nipahol’ pamalit LPG naimbento ng Pinoy ‘Balik-Scientist’

December 28, 2022 @ 10:40 AM 1 month ago


MANILA, Philippines – Matagumpay na naimbento ng isang Filipino scientist ang malinis na cooking fuel na maaaring palitan ng liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), ayon sa Department of Science and Technology (DOST) nitong Martes.

Si Dr. Fiorello Abenes, isang propesor emeritus sa CalPoly Pomona University sa California at isang DOST Balik Scientist na hino-host ng Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) sa Ilocos Norte, ay nakabuo ng “Nipahol,” isang gasolina na nakabatay sa ethanol na kinuha mula sa nipa.

Si Abenes at ang kanyang team sa MMSU ay nag-imbento din ng nipahol-fueled stove na maaaring palitan ng LPG stove. Ang nipahol-fueled stove ay may burner at gumagana sa pamamagitan ng pull of gravity.

“Dirty cooking is still a problem in many of the rural areas of the Philippines. The use of firewood or charcoal emits unhealthy levels of particulates and noxious gases that affect the respiratory tract, mostly affecting women. Ethanol as cooking fuel is cleaner,” ani Abenes.

“We have developed a prototype that we hope we can scale up and make into a cooking stove suitable for indoor use and in commercial establishments,” dagdag pa niya.

Pinangunahan kamakailan ni Abenes ang paglipat ng teknolohiya at komersyalisasyon ng Village-Scale Nipahol Technology prototype, sinabi ng DOST. RNT