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Signing Research Cooperation with Indonesian Oil Palm Research

Thursday, 19 December 2013

MEDAN/BATAM - In order to strengthen the institutional and cooperative research, MRCPP has visited the Indonesian Oil Palm Research Institute (Pusat Penelitian Kelapa Sawit, PPKS), Medan in December 9-10. In this visit, MRCPP has learned from PPKS on the system of administration,management strategies. MRPP research team including Dr. Tatas Brotosudarmo, Dr. Leenawaty Limantara and Ms. Renny Indrawaty have also got change to visit the processing of palm oil into palm oil at PTPN IV Adolina, Medan. This benchmarking activity was resulted in research collaboration to formulate powder of natural dye and emulsion products from beta-carotene of palm oil. The formula is dedicated for innovation of nutraceutical products. After the visit MRCPP principal investigators departed to Batam on Wedneday (11/12) for signing MoU with PPKS, Institute of Tropical Disease (ITD) Airlangga University, and Consortium of Seaweeds. The signing ceremony was organized by the Ministry of Research and Technology, Republic of Indonesia to bridge synergy cooperation and connectivity between the national center of excellence.