Eggciting technology wins outstanding utility model in CALABARZON

Eggciting

Sta. Rosa, Laguna – Mr. Ambrocio Kerwin A. Perez’s technology on rapid hygienic curing of shell eggs bagged the Outstanding Utility Model Award during the Regional Invention Contest and Exhibit (RICE) in CALABARZON Region on 25-27 September 2019 at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex, Sta. Rosa City, Laguna.

The winning utility model is an accelerated curing of eggshells which enables salted eggs to have a shelf-life of up to 6 months without refrigeration.

“The application of my research would significantly reduce the curing time from the conventional 12-30 days to 1-7 days,” said Perez, researcher and owner of Eggciting Products Manufacturing.

Salted egg is a Filipino delicacy made by soaking duck or chicken eggs in brine.

“The oversupply of eggs leads to serious industry losses and the industry’s lack of initiative to exert effort to ensure top quality fresh egg supply pushed me to do this research,” explained Perez.

Perez added that the research could benefit the multi-billion local egg industry, address food security as well as livelihood employment across the egg value chain, and preserve Filipinos’ cultural culinary identity.

The winning utility model topped four contenders for the outstanding utility model category.

He received twenty thousand pesos and certificate of recognition from DOST-TAPI.

The Outstanding Utility Model, one of RICE’s six categories, recognizes new utility models or any industrial product which does not possess the quality of an invention but has practical utility by reason through form, configuration, construction, or composition.

The runners-up of the outstanding utility model category are as follows:

 

Utility Model

Maker

1st Runner-up

Safety Assembly for Watercraft and Amphibious Vessel

Tirso A. Ronquillo, Albertson Amante, and Armando Sinohin

2nd Runner-up

System for Chlorine-free and Chemical-free Swimming Pool Filtration, Sterilization, and Ionization

Rodrigo P. Duque

RICE in CALABARZON Region was organized by the Technology Application and Promotion Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-TAPI) in collaboration with the DOST-CALABARZON.

The nationwide search for the National Invention Contest and Exhibit (NICE) qualifiers in 2020 continues as the best of the best in the regions are selected in the following RICE celebrations:

Region

Date

Venue

V

08-10 October 2019

Bicol State College of Applied Science and Technology (BiSCAST), Naga City

I

15-17 October 2019

Civic Center, Candon, Ilocos Sur

VI

21-25 October 2019

Iloilo Convention Center, Iloilo City

XI

28-30 October 2019

SMX Davao Convention Center, Davao City

NCR

06-08 November 2019

Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP), Cubao, Quezon City

X

11-13 November 2019

Robinson’s Place, Bukidnon

III

18-22 November 2019

Central Luzon State University (CLSU), Nueva Ecija

CAR

20-21 November 2019

Bontoc, Mountain Province

MIMAROPA

27-29 November 2019

Puerto Princesa Coliseum, Puerto Princesa, Palawan

XII

To be announced

The Farm@Carpenter Hill, Koronadal City, South Cotabato

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