Fermentation Engineering Service Laboratory
Fermentation Engineering Service Laboratory

The Fermentation Engineering Services Laboratory (FESL) provides expertise and technical support in the optimization and scaling-up of various fermentation and biotechnological processes and unit operations towards commercialization or full-scale production operations. The FESL manages the BIOTECH Pilot Plant which is a one of its kind pilot-scale fermentation facility in the University of the Philippines System and in the entire country for that matter. The FESL endeavors to offer routine services related towards the fulfilment of its vision and mandate.
The FESL team is composed of Dr. Fidel Rey P. Nayve Jr. (Head), Mark Anthony A. Badua, Espeniano M. Umali and Joselito B. Roaquin.
The Pilot Plant equipment can also be utilized by other UP researchers and students; other government agency researchers; and private individuals upon approval of the request by the director. Refer to the table below for the schedule of fees.
“Helping to translate technologies developed in the laboratories into commercial-scale”

List and Rate of FESL Services

EquipmentFirst 2 Hours Succeeding Hours
Neutralization Mixer640.0030.00
Steam Sterilizer1,910.0050.00
Hammer mill 650.0040.00
Fidel Rey P. Nayve, Jr., Ph.D.
Deputy Director of Operations, FESL Head, Research Assistant Professor 6
Mark Anthony A. Badua, M.Sc.
University Researcher II
Espeniano M. Umali
Laboratory Technician
Joselito B. Roaquin
Laboratory Technician

For inquiries, please contact the BIOTECH Director’s Office (biotech.uplb@up.edu.ph) or the FESL Head (fpnayvejr@up.edu.ph).