Cocoa Pod Splitter


To test 5 Cocoa Pod splitters.


New and Emerging Plant Industries

Research Organisation

AgEconPlus Pty Ltd

Objective Summary

QDAF prototype to Daintree Estates Mossman facility for testing and its return to South Johnstone and ensure indemnity is in place for its users A short benchmarking report that compares alternative pod splitters in Australia and overseas on the basis of their efficiency and resultant product quality An objective process that has credibility with all potential pod splitter users Brief overview style assessment of business models – eg cooperative development, contracting service, infield operation, etc Facilitation of the process including negotiation with QDAF, growers, processors and private owners of various pod splitters (major task) Provide conclusions on the ongoing value of the QDAF prototype

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Project Start Date

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Project Completion Date

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Journal Articles From Project

Not Available

National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

NEPI-Incubate new and emerging plant industries, support breakthrough projects


Related publications


Cocoa Pod Splitter - Assessment of Prototype Equipment