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CocoA - Ghana

Pilot Production of Cocoa Pulp Use through Solar Energy

Contract: 2018.05
Resource Efficiency

Pilot Production of Cocoa Pulp Use through Solar Energy

Project Type:

Pilot Project

Technology:

Resource Efficiency

Country:

Ghana

Project State:

Ongoing

Project Start:

April 2018

End of Project:

Planned 2019

Partner:

CocoA Switzerland GmbH, Zurich, www.tastecocoa.com, Anian Schreiber

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Swiss Contribution

The technology and process development of the use of cocoa pulp is being carried out by CocoA Switzerland GmbH. The Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) contributes its expertise in food processing for the production, storage and transport of cocoa bean juice.

Description

By using solar energy, high efficiency electrical engineering and marketable food processing methods, cocoa pulp (10-15% of the cocoa fruit) can be extracted. Cocoa juice is pressed from cocoa pulp on farms under hygienic conditions then stored safely. Based on an existing prototype, mobile extraction stations, a complete cold chain and a regional processing center will be set up. In cooperation with the Cocoa Research Institute Ghana (CRIG), a guideline and training material for use at the facilities will be prepared. Suitable cooperatives for the pilot production will be selected from the CRIG network.