/ 23 September 2023

A TECHNOLOGY created by the University of the Philippines Visayas recently received the Best Green Technology special award at the Moonshot TNK Pitching Competition of the Department of Trade and Industry Region 6.

Limontin Liquid Pectin is one of the products of the CP Innovations start-up.

It is a technology that extracts liquid pectin from calamansi waste peels for various applications, including thickening, texturizing, and cosmetics.

“Limontin Liquid Pectin is the start-up’s pioneer product and the first and only liquid pectin produced in the Philippines. It is a locally and sustainably produced food texturizer from fresh calamansi peels from Western Visayas producers of fruit concentrates, jams, and sauces,” UPV said.

Dr. Concepcion Ponce of the Department of Chemistry of the College of Arts and Sciences served as the technology generator and founder.

She worked with Jihan Santanina Alumbro of the School of Technology and co-founder Christine Faith Germinal, University Research Associate of the Technology Transfer and Business Development Office.

Germinal delivered the pitch on behalf of CP Innovations during the competition held in Iloilo City earlier this month.

CP Innovations is one of the two incubatees of FTBI that won awards at DTI-6’s pitching competition.

Banwa Pens, a start-up that specializes in handcrafting pens out of local wood, won the Best Non-Tech Award.