15 Dec 2023

Chch company aiming to help cacao farmers in Pacific

From Checkpoint, 5:47 pm on 15 December 2023

A Christchurch start-up wants to bring steam power to the Pacific islands to help cacao farmers dry their beans.

Mackwell and Co has reimagined the old steam engine, into what they see as the cutting edge of low tech.

Organic matter that would otherwise be thrown out in the islands can now be turned into clean energy.

Caleb Fotheringham reports.