Charcoal Biomass Briquette Production

Year: 2019
Country: Malawi
Project Investment: $750.00
Project Status: Funded
Sector: Environment

Project Launch: 7-10-19

Traditional charcoal production requires lots of timber. This has contributed to widespread deforestation in the Doloba villages in Malawi. Moto Briquetting Solutions (MBS) was founded in April 2018 to promote the use of environmental friendly household energy and to protect the forest from degradation. With this World Connect grant, MBS will start a charcoal biomass briquette factory. The briquettes, made from raw materials such as rice husks and saw dust, are a more sustainable, cheaper, and cleaner alternative to fire wood and conventional charcoal. Currently, there are 50 people involved in the community-based organization. The group plans to make and sell 1500 briquettes weekly to start. This project has the potential to provide employment opportunities for women, create economic stability in the community, and reduce deforestation. 

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