Brown Co. Inc. (ABCI) and Rusatom Healthcare, the non-energy arm of Russia’s State Nuclear Energy Corp., have signed an agreement to build irradiation centers in the Philippines that would prolong the shelf life of farm produce and fruit exports. It is in line with a memorandum of understanding and framework agreement signed by the two companies last September. According to ABCI President Roel Castro, who signed the agreement with Rusatom Healthcare Deputy Director General Rustam Rakhmatukin, the feasibility study will take about three to four months to complete. Irradiation would prolong the shelf life of farm produce for another three or four weeks, as it sanitizes them using radiation, it added. Rusatom Healthcare CEO Denis Cherednichenko said his company offers a “turn-key solution in radiation technologies,” which incldues designing and building iraditation centers, manufacturing and delivering equipment, training personnel, and commissioning facilities.
Source: Manila Times May 16, 2018 16:18 UTC