CEAT Associate Dean/Professor 5



Dean’s Office, College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology, Room 201, Electrical Engineering Building, Pili Drive, University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna (Tel # +63 (049) 253-8366 or +63 0917-163-8366)

Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology, University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna (Tel # +63 (049) 536-2315)

Email Address: [email protected]


Year Degree University
2012 PhD Chemical Engineering University of the Philippines Diliman
2011-2012 Visiting Research Scholar University of Arizona, Arizona, USA
1999 MS Chemical Engineering (minor in Biochemical Engineering) University of the Philippines Diliman
1994 BS Chemical Engineering (major in Sugar Technology) University of the Philippines Los Baños


Biofuel production; Alternative Energy; By-products and Waste Utilization; Sugar Technology


PUBLICATIONS: (Google Scholar Page)

Migo-Sumagang, M. V. P., Maguyon-Detras, M. C., Gummert, M., Alfafara, C. G., Borines, M. G., Capunitan, J. A., & Van Hung, N. 2020. Rice-Straw-Based Heat Generation System Compared to Open-Field Burning and Soil Incorporation of Rice Straw: An Assessment of Energy, GHG Emissions, and Economic Impacts. Sustainability, 12(13), 5327. doi:10.3390/su12135327

Borines, M.G., Demafelis, R.B., Capunitan, JA, Dizon L.S.H., Landoy, R.J.B. and Rodriguez, R.C. 2020. Effects of Dehydration on the Bioactive Compounds of Waste Onion Leaves. Philippine Journal of Crop Science (PJCS) April 2020, 45 (1):1-10

Maria Victoria P. Migo-Sumagang, NguyenVan Hung, Monet Concepcion M.Detras, Catalino G.Alfafara, Myra G.Borines, Jewel A.Capunitan, MartinGummert, 2019. Optimization of a downdraft furnace for rice straw-based heat generation. Renewable Energy 148:953-963. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2019.11.001

Borines, M.G., MVP Migo-Sumagang, JL Movillon, MC Maguyon-Detras, ME Bambase Jr. GAM Guerrero and RA L. Guting. 2018. Parametric and Optimization Studies on the Solvent Extraction of Petroleum Nuts ( Pittosporum resiniferum) oil. The Philippine Journal of Crop Science. Special Issue December 2018:53-64.

Capunitan, JA., ME Bambase Jr., MG Borines, RB Demafelis, JL Movillon, NCR Abarquez, GLCondencion, AA Garcia and GAO Paz. 2018. Thermal Decarboxylation of Coconut Oil using Different catalyst. The Philippine Journal of Crop Science. Special Issue December 2018:77-86

Borines, M.G., J.L. Movillon, A.S. Pajarillo, A.R.C. Bernal. J.A.S. Malabuyoc, and E.J.N. Baticados. 2015. Parametric Study of Sweet Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) Juice Extraction Using a 6-Roller Mill. The Philippine Journal of Crop Science.40 Special Issue October 2015.

E. Bambase Jr., R.B. Demafelis, M. G. Borines, K.M. Gatdula, A.J.A. Alquiros and G.E. A. Atienza. 2015. Ethanol Production from Mannitol of Sargassum Using Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The Philippine Journal of Crop Science.40 Special Issue October 2015.

Valencia, J.M.T.V, Demafelis, R.B., Borines, M.G. and Gatdula K. 2015. Bioethanol Potential of Brown Macroalgae (Sargassum) The Philippine Journal of Crop Science.40(2) 1-11.

Borines, M. G., de Leon, R. L. and Cuello, J.L. Bioethanol production from the macroalgae Sargassum spp. Bioresource Technology 138 (2013) 22–29

Borines, M. G., McHenry, M. P. and de Leon, R. L. 2011. Bioethanol production from farming non-food macroalgae in Pacific island nations: Chemical constituents, bioethanol yields, and prospective species in the Philippines. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 15: 4432-4435. doi: 10.1016/j_rser2011.07.109

Borines, M. G., McHenry, M. P. and de Leon, R. L. 2011. Integrated macroalgae production for sustainable bioethanol, aquaculture and agriculture in Pacific island nations. Biofuels, Bioprod. Bioref., 5: 599–608. doi: 10.1002/bbb.310

Abrigo, C.S.Jr., J.L. Movillon, R.I. Acda, S.A. Valencia, M.G. Borines and S.L. Garciano. 2001.  Batch Fermentation of Corynebacterium glutamicum  from Sugarcane Muscovado Syrup for Lysine Production.  The Phil. Agricultural Scientist 84(3):291-296. (ISI).

S. , M. C. M. Detras, P.R.P. Sanchez, C.G. Alfafara, M.G. Borines, F.R. P. Nayve, A.A. Dorado,E.C. Escobar, and J.R S. Ventura. 2017.  Yield Optimization of Reducing Sugars from Acid Hydrolysis of Waste Microalgae Biomass.  Philippine e-Journal for Applied Research and Development 7(2017), 21-33.

Escobar, E.C., Navarro,R.R. , Nayve,F.R.P., Borines, M.G. and Ventura, J.S. 2015. Copper (II) Removal from Industrial Effluent Using a Coagulation-Flocculation Process Employing Rhizobium Extracellular Polysaccharide. Philippine e-Journal for Applied Research and Development 5(2015), 1-10.

Demafelis R.B., B.G. Bataller, R.R.A.L. Cortado, B.P. Villacorte,L.J. Pham, E.D. Revellame, V.A. Rodulfo,Jr. and G. Borines. 2009. Study of some Parameters in the Biodiesel Production from Jatropha Oil Using Base Catalyzed Transesterification. Philippine Journal of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. Vol 7: 51-58.ISSN -0119-7312

Escobar, E.C., R.B. Demafelis, L.J. Pham, L.M. Florece and G. Borines. 2008. Biodiesel Production from Jatropha curcas L. Oil by Transesterification wit Hexane as Cosolvent. The Philippine Journal of Crop Science 33(3):1-13.ISSN 0115-463x

Borines, M.G.,Valencia, S.A., Movillon, J.L., R.B. Demafelis and Ligayo, M.T. 2007. Enthalpy, Entropy and Gibb’s Free Energy of the Adsorption of Basic Dyes from Synthetic Textile Wastewater Using Sugarcane Bagasse Pith as Adsorbent.  PIChE Journal 10(1):62-70.

Movillon, J.L., Valencia, S.A. Borines, M.G., Maguyon M.C.C., and Pitogo, R.D. III. 2006. Immobilization of Aspergillus oryzae Alpha-amylase in Cu 2+-Chitosan Complex. PIChE Journal 9(1):10-22.

Borines, M.G., Demafelis, R.B.,Jose W.I., Rollon, A. and Barraquio, W. 2005. Celllulose production by Acetobacter xylinum using Rotary Cylindrical Bioreactor.  Philippine Journal of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.  3(1):3-10.ISSN -0119-7312

Borines, M.G., Alcanzare, R.J.C., Valencia, S.A., Movillon, J.L. and Libit, H.R. 2005. Regeneration of used transformer oil by adsorption using activated carbon.  PIChE Journal 8:19-25.

J Adorna JrM G Borines and R-A Doong. 2020.Capacitive deionization utilizing Activated Biochar – Manganese Dioxide (AB – MD) nanocomposites for desalination applications. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and EngineeringVolume 77826th Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering (RSCE 2019) 30-31 October 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Course Code Course Title
ChE 10 Introduction to Chemical Engineering Profession
ChE 31 Introduction to Chemical Engineering
ChE 32 Industrial Stoichiometry
ChE 142 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I
ChE 143 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II
ChE 172 Introduction to Biochemical Engineering
ChE 199 Undergraduate Seminar
SUTC 148 Sugar Analysis and Factory Operations Control
SUTC 154 Field and Factory Operations and Processes
SUTC 171 Sugarcane By-products Utilization and Sucrochemistry
ChE 242 Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
ChE 291 Special Topics
ChE 299 Graduate Seminar


Board Member, Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers-Laguna Chapter

Vice President, CEAT Alumni Association

Alumni, UPLB Society of Chemical Engineering Students

Associate Member, National Research Council of the Philippines