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Ensuring our future economically and environmentally.

Growth industry

Global Demand for Chocolate is Rising
With an ever increasing demand for chocolate, the amount of farm land dedicated to growing cocoa is rising year over year. Organic waste in the industry is currently poorly managed and leads to Black Pod disease which is a major threat to farmers and cocoa production. OPC is transforming that waste into an economically viable product that is renewable and sustainable. As more chocolate is produced, more cocoa husk will become available for processing.

Potassium carbonate is produced ordinarily through a chemical synthesis, typically either consuming significant amounts of electricity or generating significant amounts of waste. It is used in many products in many different industries, from glass production to pharmaceuticals. Every tonne of organically sourced potassium carbonate produced by OPC will contribute to reducing this energy waste while enhancing the lives of cocoa farmers worldwide.
>5Million Chocolate farmers
2Harvests of cocoa per year
>7.2Million Tons of chocolate consumed
ghana and ivory coast map global cacao production
Ghana & Côte d'Ivoire are the largest producers of cocoa in the world. As a result OPC has chosen these countries as the location for the first plants to be built.

OPC’s license covers all of West Africa. It is our intention to first build plants in Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire and thereafter in Nigeria and Cameroon. Once production is active in all of these four countries, OPC will be accessing over 75% of the world’s supply of cocoa husks.

Improving Lives

Fighting Black Pod Disease
Rotting, empty cocoa husks can seriously threaten the health of an entire cocoa plantation. Until now there has never been a viable solution to remove and manage the waste the chocolate industry produces after each harvest.

Empty pods now have economic value, bringing jobs and extra income to local farmers. Preventing rotting pods will also increase crop yields for farmers, creating additional incentives to collect and manage waste appropriately.
~56% Cocoa Husk is waste
~12% Of waste turns to ash
~50% of ash becomes K2O
discarded cocoa pods

Black Pod disease globally kills one in 10 cocoa trees and causes a drop in yield of 20-30% (Source).

Energy Creation

Renewable Energy is the Future

Nothing is wasted: the cocoa beans are used for chocolate: the husk biomass is used for electrical production: the ash byproduct is used to produce potassium carbonate: the off-take is used for fertilizer. It is renewable, it is sustainable and it is green.

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