BENGUET, Philippines –The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has launched a mineral processing technology that seeks to provide a better recovery rate for small-scale mining communities in Benguet without harming the environment.
The DOST pilot-tested the mining technology called
Root crop washing especially ginger rhizomes takes much time, effort and water when done manually. Hand brushing is employed by most root crop processors in Ifugao and that commercial washers are hard to locate in the locality and in nearby provinces. This prompted the Ifugao Science and Technology Center (ISTC) to conceptualize a Ginger Washer that can be locally fabricated.