Focused on improving traditional processes and benefiting local economies, Engr. Oloroso has developed innovative technologies in the field of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. She has developed the Biomass-Fired Fish Dryer, a dependable alternative for traditional fish drying; the Calamansi Juice Extractor, a machine that promises a sweeter calamansi juice; and the Fiber XMach, a pineapple leaf scraping machine.

  • Biomass-Fired Fish Dryer is currently undergoing pilot testing in Dumolog, Roxas City, Capiz, and aims to provide an alternative to sun drying when it is not possible. The technology will be introduced to a DOST Community Empowerment thru Science and Technology (CEST) project beneficiary in Navitas Island, Panay, Capiz, where fish drying is their primary livelihood.
  • Calamansi Juice Extractor aims to improve existing machines in the market, which often produce bitter juice. This technology has been deployed to some adopters, such as Saint Joseph Food Products in Roxas City, Capiz, and the RP Calamansi Juice in Kalibo, Aklan.
  • Fiber XMach is a pineapple leaf scraping machine operated through a foot lever or motorized. The technology, funded by the Department of Science and Technology- Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD), increases the production capacity of leaf fiber production, both in fine and coarse fibers from pineapple leaves. Currently, Engr. Oloroso is working on commercializing the machine and coordinating with Aklan State University (ASU) and the global fiber market to deploy the technology to its intended users to increase their income and the production of pineapple fibers for fabric textiles.

Engr. Oloroso also collaborates with other researchers on various technologies, such as CAPSU’s COIRMACH Twining Machine, the pineapple multi-processing machine, and the multi-crop chipping machine. The intellectual property of these technologies was protected through patents, utility models, and copyrights, for which she served as the patent agent. She is dedicated to researching projects focused on establishing baseline agriculture performance and rural development indicators and conducting a rapid appraisal of the capabilities of agriculture and fisheries extension services in the Province of Capiz. These research endeavors aim to guide the future development plan and decision-making in the province of Capiz. Additionally, she is a Technical Working Group Committee Member of the Western Visayas Consortium for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (WVCIEERD).

At present, she is leading three projects including the establishment of an innovations laboratory geared at capacitating researchers in the field of process machinery development, the enhancement, pilot testing, and market study of Capiz State University’s (CAPSU) dryer, and the enhancement of CAPSU’s technology Transfer through the Regional Agri-Aqua Innovation System Enhancement or RAISE Program.

She is a Researcher and Innovator from Western Visayas. She can make a difference.

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