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In recognition of his invention Bravura Coffee Roasting Machine, Engr. Ruel M. Mojica, Vice President for Research and Extension, was one of the four awarded in this year’s Manila Water Foundation (MWF) Prize for Engineering Excellence during the Awarding Ceremony held at Seda Vertis North Hotel, Quezon City, February 3.
The said competition organized by MWF recognizes notable inventions of engineers in the country, particularly those that have shown impact in uplifting the lives of the Filipinos. Bravura, known to be the cheapest vertical coffee roaster in the market, provided opportunities for farmers and cooperatives to fully optimize profit by selling roasted coffee instead of raw beans. The said machine was also built through participatory approach, considering farmers’ capacity and cost limitations.
“Ang isang excellent engineer para sa akin ay may puso na nagmamahal para sa kababayan at may pusong handang tumulong para sa mga kababayan,” Engr. Mojica shares in a video presented during the awarding.
Other awardees include Engr. Francis Aldrin Uy for the Universal Structural Health Evaluation and Recording System, Engr. Alexis Belonio for the Rice Husk Gassifier Technology and Dr. Michael Gragasin for the Compact Corn Mill and Impeller Rice Mill.