1) Producing Biopesticide from Food Waste
The technologgy involves using a newly designed economical bioreactor to produce microbial biomass from locally isolated Purpureocillium lilacunim (PLTP5) using food waste as a substrate. The bioreactor provides optimal conditions for the growth and multiplication of the microorganisms, which are the harvested and formulated into biopesticide.
2) Effective Eco-friendly Biopesticide
The Biopesticide formulated using Purpureocillium lilacinum is effective in controlling the sugarcane woolly aphid, a destructive insect pest of sugarcane in Malaysia. The biopesticide is an eco-friendly alternative to chemical pesticides, which can cause environmental pollution and health hazard to man, plants and animal.
3) Patented Coes-effective Sustainable Technology
The use if locally isolated Purpureocillium lilacinum and food waste as a substrate for microbial biomass production makes this technology cost-effective and sustainable.