Cote D’Ivorie is home to the largest production levels of cocoa in the world. Cote D’Ivorie is also home to the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO).
In 2015, we had the privilege of speaking in Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) at a meeting of the International Cocoa Organization, a global institution that comprises the world’s largest cocoa-producing and cocoa-consuming countries. Our presentation has attracted considerable interest from representatives from the ICCO Member-countries and industry-representatives
In December, 2019 the previous executive director of the ICCO, Dr. Jean Marc Anga joined the OPC Board of Directors to further our progress in developing relationships in the cocoa industry and Cote D'Ivoire.
In 2018, we entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with NCV, our joint venture partner in Cote D'Ivoire. Expanding our business with local representation has furthered our relationships and position in the local economy.
Through the work of NCV our partner in Cote D’Ivoire, in 2020, we entered into a joint development agreement with Électricité de France to combine our licensed technology with the production of electricity. This unique approach will allow the energy obtained from burning the cocoa husk to produce much needed electricity for the outlying villages in the cocoa production area and the waste ash will be processed to produce potassium carbonate and derivative products.
The industrial application of OPC’s licenced technology in an integrated energy/potash project in partnership with a global electricity producer is the culmination of years of R&D and the successor to our previous successful completion of the pilot plant in Ghana. We strongly believe that this commercially robust development plan in Côte d’Ivoire will now serve as a model implementation in other cocoa producing countries.
We aim to foster growth that works for everyone; we will help increase women’s access to economic opportunities and resources. This will help women and girls achieve the economic independence they need to take control of their lives
We continue to help farms, families and women generate additional income from jobs and education. Additionally, we plan to further develop our technology, in combination with electrical production, and increase the overall output of organic based potash for both local and international consumption.
Our goal is to make a difference, providing additional resources to those who need them most.