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?
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