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Coconut Oil Extractor Project
Sri Lanka(Kuliyapitiya, Colombo)
To develop a more efficient coconut oil extractor that extracts the oil using coconut residue.
To enhance the coconut oil extractor techniques through collaborative R&D and production with a Sri Lankan government organization.
To develop brands for the extractor and the oil product for commercialization.
After the coconut oil extractor was developed following collaborative R&D between Korea (KIPO, KIPA, Parang international) and Sri Lanka (COSTI, Vidatha Centre, NERDc, ITI), three extractors were supplied in 2017. After that, the screw structure and some components were improved to increase production yield in 2019. At that time, both the brand identity and certification mark were developed to help commercialize and disseminate the product.
In addition, the Sri Lanka Appropriate Technology Center was opened to make a virtuous circle in order to increase sustainability.
Community-Based Water Purification System Project
Sri Lanka(Nothern provinces)
To develop a low-cost, medium-scale water purification system based in local communities (that can combine filtering and evaporation).
To improve the health conditions and reduce the menial workload for rural communities by providing clean water.
(Following the conclusion of the project, a medium-scale water purification system was implemented to supply clean drinking water to North Central, Northern, North Western & Southern Provinces).
The community service project was able to deliver safe and clean drinking water to the rural communities in areas of Sri Lanka with high rates of chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu).
After KIPO promoted the project, a total of three purification plants were provided. One is operational and the other two are still under construction (delayed due to COVID-19).
Moreover, there are many other rural areas requiring a similar type of water purification system in order to improve the water quality. Currently, more than 100 families have benefited from the project.
- Last updated 18 February 2021
- Trade and Cooperation Division