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Problem

More than 3 billion people still cook with solid fuels. The most frequently used one is wood. Although in many African countries deforestation for firewood production is now illegal, almost 3 million hectares of threatened rainforest disappear every year. In addition, the prices for conventional fuels are rising steadily. Many households depend on these fuels for cooking and face financial difficulties due to the costs.

Our vision

Green Charcoal for the World – We want to replace wood and conventional coal as fuel with our biochar, thereby protecting rainforests, reducing CO2 emissions and improving the living standards of many people.

Our Idea

We have developed a low-cost system that can be used to produce biochar from crop residues. The coal burns cleaner and more efficiently than wood. Everything that is not used for personal consumption can be sold at a profit. By setting up a local business with the help of existing local farmers’ cooperatives, we increase the basic income of the local smallholders and generate financial security for the project in the future.

Our success

Since 2017
we have been working with our partner in Kigali, Rwanda. Together we have built up a functioning coal production and have continuously developed our system. Nowadays,
we proudly count 4 locations across Rwanda to our official partners.

Independent charcoal production