Firewood and charcoal are used as energy for cooking in our town and country. Also, cutting wood to make charcoal has become a dominant economic activity in rural areas. The proximity of its people with the forest encourages disordered cut. Consequently, the canopy suffers great pressure. To address this problem, several possible solutions were explored: The production of coal briquettes from the residues of agricultural or industrial crops such energy to replace firewood and ordinary coal; Energy wood production through reforestation of more than 500 ha of suitable species and factory furnaces adapted.

Granulation of sawdust provides intelligent use of by-products of wood from saw mills and rational production of a fuel efficient, natural and renewable

This solution is efficient and less costly. In addition, it will prevent the emission of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, nitrogen and others, avoided deforestation, and the fight against poverty especially in rural areas.

The project overall objectives:

• Substitute charcoal and firewood by the briquette biomass fuel,

• Create a permanent deposit of the raw material (10 ha) with agroforestry,

• Reducing emissions of greenhouse gases to 2109 tons per year.

• Avoiding deforestation of about 169.6 ha per year according to the baseline scenario;

• The fight against poverty through the creation of 21 direct jobs and 150 indirect jobs.

And specifically:

• To collect residues for use i

Stage Idea/Concept stage EST March 2008
Sectors Biomass, Environmental services, Renewable energy
Location Bingerville, Côte d'Ivoire
Markets Côte d'Ivoire
Customer model B2B, B2C, Governments (B2G), Non-profits
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