Every single component that make up a Coconut tree can be processed into a myriad variety of products, leaving no waste to the environment
Coconut is such a versatile crop, which derivatives can all be marketed as high value commodities. At the moment, most coconuts in Halmahera (where #Dewacoco is located) is only produced into black copra. It is crucial to raise awareness and knowledge of the economic opportunities that can be offered by processing Coconut byproducts.
“What are Coconut derivative products?”
The most high value part of a Coconut is the meat/kernel, which can be processed into dessicated coconut, coconut milk, coconut chips or #coconutoil
However, the rest of the fruit can all be processed further. For example:
- Coconut Charcoal
- Coco Fiber
- Coco Peat
- Nata de Coco
- Coconut Juice
- Copra Meal
Dewacoco's Integrated Facility in Halmahera
In order to run a sustainable operation, it is important to leave as little trace as possible to the environment. While Dewacoco's main products consist of Virgin Coconut Oil and Coconut Charcoal, this process leaves several lower value byproducts. Firstly, Coconut Husk which is removed from the shell is pressed into pellets form and used to produce Syngas to power the factory. Dewacoco will be the pioneer in Indonesia to make use of Coconut husk as a source of fuel. Additionally, Bio-char as a byproduct of Charcoal production is used as organic fertilizer. In the other hand, Copra meal is the byproduct of pressing Coconut meat to extract the oil. This is a highly nutritious source of food and suitable for cattle feed.