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Store type:

Cocoons

  GrainSafe

Store category:

Hermetic

Means of quality preservation:

When store filled with grain and closed a modified atmosphere is created that will kill insect pests (If store not filled then the excess air may prevent the creation of a modified atmosphere)

Construction and manufacture:

Plastic, made by GrainPro in The Phillippines

Extent of adoption:

Used mostly by projects supporting farmer groups

 

Typical ranges: Min   Max Units
 Storage period*: 3 - 24 months
 Store capacity: 1 - 300 t
 Store life span: 10 - 15 years
 Initial outlay on storage capacity:    
   Cost for 200kg: **     US$
   Cost for 1 tonne: 152 - 350 US$
 Cost per tonne per
 year of store life:
12 - 28 US$

 

* Storage periods for well dried cereals and pulses (≤ 14% moisture content)

** Not suitable for only 200kg