BIOTEC and BPPT announce a joint project on microbial utilization for plant biocontrol and industrial enzyme production

On19 February 2014, BIOTEC hold a project agreement signing ceremony with the Agency for The Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), Indonesia. Present at the ceremony were Dr. Kanyawim Kirtikara, Executive Director of BIOTEC and Ir. Edi Wahjono, Head Division of Biocatalyst Technology, BPPT.

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The joint project aims to investigate the utilization of microbes for biocontrol and industrial enzyme production, incorporating the aspects of culture collection management, screening for and production of effective biocontrol agents as well as the development and production of lignocellulolytic enzymes. The initial stage will involve and exchange of six BPPT experts to work with BIOTEC researchers.

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An MOU between BIOTEC and BPPT was established in December 2013, when BIOTEC delegation led by Dr. Lily Eurwilaitchitr, BIOTEC Deputy Executive Director, visited Indonesia to organize a Workshop on Towards ASEAN Connectivity on Bio-Resources Management and Utilization.

Posted on 21 February 2014

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