Groundbreaking ceremony for the Mussel Glycogen Production Plant at UP Tacloban's Sta. Elena campus

23 May 2024

UP Tacloban kicks off its 51st anniversary celebration with the groundbreaking ceremony for the Mussel Glycogen Production Plant at Brgy. New Kawayan, Tacloban City.

“The plant, which will be the first in the Philippines, will develop methods for producing glycogen on a scale that can be commercialized and used by large industries,” UP President Angelo Jimenez said. “This provides the tahong with a crucial added value as a non-food product. It will address the economic losses of mussel farmers whose harvest has been regularly devastated by the poisonous plankton species that cause red tide.”

President Angelo G. Jimenez with (L-R) Project Leader Dr. Rolly Fuentes, DOST VIII Regional Officer Ramil Uy, UP Tacloban's Dean Patricia B. Arinto and Associate Dean for Administration Arvin L. De Veyra, UP System's Executive Vice President Jose Alcantara and VP for Public Affairs Rolando Tolentino, and Brgy. 101 Captain Hon. Rafael C. Manhuyod

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