Do you remember that old saying that one man’s garbage is another man’s treasure? The same principle applies to our daily wastes. Have a look at how much waste we produce: Waste is potentially a resource. From traditional point of view, the daily waste has been regarded as worthless however from the point of view of… Continue reading One man’s garbage is another man’s treasure!
Developing countries are very environment sensitive when it comes to activities such as energy generation, heat production and cooking. For this reason, we have come up with inventions to replace coal and charcoal which lets out harmful gases in the air and such inventions include the use of biomass such as in the Paddy straw Briquetting plant. The… Continue reading Paddy Straw based Briquetting Plant in Punjab, India
For thousands of years, people have burned wood for heat. From campfires to fireplaces, people love the idea of a wood fire heating their house. But wood-burning appliances and fireplaces may emit large quantities of air pollutants. Wood smoke contains hundreds of chemical compounds including nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, organic gases, and particulate matter, many of… Continue reading It’s time for the pellet to shine.
Most Gambians rely on mainly wood fuels to cook with and charcoal because of which Gambia is at a very vulnerable point now, with the amount of forest left. Desertification and deforestation are great problems facing developing nations like Gambia. Adequate means of disposing wastes are also lacking, hence, converting them to other useful products… Continue reading Can fuel briquettes from groundnut shells save Gambia?
"Virunga National Park in the DR Congo is home to the largest population of the critically endangered mountain gorillas. In a recent visit to New York, the park’s Chief Warden, Emmanuel De Merode, told 'The Charcoal Project' that the greatest threat to the survival of the gorillas was the persistent destruction of habitat at the… Continue reading Can Biomass Briquettes save Africa’s Mountain Gorillas?
In the World’s least developed countries, solid fuel is the primary cooking fuel for over 80% of the population. Indoor air pollution ranks in the top four leading risk factors for death worldwide. Furthermore, urban demand for wood-based fuels such as charcoal drives unsustainable, large-scale deforestation. Ultimately, the byproducts of biomass combustion—which is often incomplete… Continue reading Waste to Energy: Cocoa Pod Husk Briquettes & Pellets
Take any village in Tanzania and processions of women carrying thick branches of firewood piled on their heads on their way home every evening is a common sight. However, it is not without consequences for the environment, and Tanzania and many other African countries are rapidly losing their primary forests. Woodfuel, primarily used for cooking and home… Continue reading Briquettes – New energies against deforestation in Africa