Morning Glory

Sod Turned for Rice Cereal Production Facility

On Saturday 22nd March 2015, IAST in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce turned the sod for the Rice Cereal Production Facility in Anna Regina, Essequibo Coast. Please see below news articles related to this ceremony: Expand AllCollapse All


Biomas Energy

Biomas Energy: Quality: MQ HQ As part of its mandate, research and development into indigenous and central waste materials has been central to the IAST. Guyana relies on imported energy at an alarming level of expenditure though our country possesses large amounts of biomass from its agricultural activities as well as from its vast forests. […]


Roofing Shingles from waste and biomas

Roofing shingles from waste and biomas: Quality: MQ HQ Aiming to produce durable fuctionalble products from cheap recyclable waste materials and waste biomas, the Institute of Applied Science and technology developed a process utilizing agricultural and forestry waste products to roofing tiles. This video explores the making of these roofing tiles using either shavings from the […]

Rice cereal factory still to be built

Below is a news article published by “Stabroek News” on 11 October 2014. The “Rice Brekkies” cereal, launched at last week’s GuyExpo by President Donald Ramotar, is a pilot project developed by the Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology (IAST) and the factory still has to be set up and the product cleared by the […]

IAST & Pinnacle Green Meeting with President

US$35M pact inked with Pinnacle Group for bio-energy other projects

The Institute of Applied Science and Technology has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Pinnacle Group to build a facility that would transform biomass waste into pellets and one for power generation. Please see below news articles for more details: Expand AllCollapse All

Rice Brekkies

Rice Brekkies Launched

IAST has collaborated with the Ministry of Tourism Industry and Commerce, Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Finance to launch a new rice cereal. This locally produced cereal, called “Rice Brekkies” will be produced in a new factory in Region 2. Please find below links to local media: Local Rice Cereal Launched (Inews Guyana) […]


President Ramotar impressed with IAST’s Rice Cereal

President Ramotar visited the Institute of Applied Science and Technology on Thursday 24th July 2014. He noted that the country has to rely more and more on science and technology and adding value to the products to overcome the many challenges being faced. About the rice industry, the Guyanese leader said that this industry, too, […]

President with Staff of IAST 2014

President impressed with IAST’s work

President Donald Ramotar today visited the Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST) at the invitation of the Director, Dr. Suresh Narine, where he was given a guided tour of the facility located within the precincts of the University of Guyana, Turkeyen. The President was accompanied by Minister of Housing and Water, Irfaan Ali and […]