Cocoa Pod Splitter

AgEconPlus Pty Ltd

  • Project code: PRJ-010344

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Tuesday, November 24, 2015

  • Project completion date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

  • National Priority: NEPI-Incubate new and emerging plant industries, support breakthrough projects


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, in-field 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