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.