NaturLoop – Philippines

Partenaire suisse


Michail Kyriazopoulos

Partenaire local

ProSource Manufacturing, Inc.
The Quezon Federation and Union of Cooperatives (QFUC)

Type de projet:

Pilot project


Resource efficiency



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Apport du partenaire suisse

For the last 8 years, the Swiss spinoff NaturLoop from Bern University of Applied Sciences has been developing a technology to manufacture fiberboards made of coconut husk and organic glue.


In the Philippines, coconut farming generates nearly 5 million tons of organic waste each year. Due to a lack of technical and logistical means, only 5 to 10% of the coconut husks are currently recycled. To exploit this resource in a sustainable way, NaturLoop is coordinating the establishment of a pilot Consolidation Centre (CC) to transform organic waste into Cocoboards. This project aims to optimise a complete production chain, from the collection of coconut husks to the manufacture of building panels. By 2025, NaturLoop aims to produce 30,000m3 of Cocoboards. This agglomerated material is an advantageous alternative to the use of wood.


The layout of the pilot consolidation center (CC) is set and construction will begin soon. After some test the final version of the chipper has been successfully fabricated. The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilLMech) has been assigned as general project contractor. They already organised a tender for the dryer in which the most suitable and efficient one has been selected. The final design is currently being developed by PhilLMech together with the Chinese manufacturer.