Our Impact

 
 

CO₂ emission reduction

Between 2001 and 2016, 67 million tonnes of carbon was released into the atmosphere as a result of forest loss in Kenya (Global  Forest Watch)

  • Research shows that growing carbon dioxide emissions are contributing to the effects of climate change

Our advanced production methods prevent harmful greenhouse gases escaping into the atmosphere during the carbonisation process

Every tonne of charcoal produced by us results in 6.51 tonnes of CO₂ emission reduction and 0.4 in other GHG emissions.

 

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Preservation of forests

Forests are rich in biodiversity, hosting an array of flora and fauna that need to be protected and preserved

Africa is one of the most natural resource rich places in the world meaning that African countries are well placed to benefit and grow from the green economy, by (UNEP, 2015):

  • providing (sustainable) wood products
  • generating income and jobs
  • meeting needs for food, energy and medicinal plants
  • delivering, regulating and supporting ecosystem services

 

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Local community employment

Most communities living near forests fell wood for their own charcoal production, inefficiently and laboriously

  • Typically it is women and young girls out collecting fire wood

Working with us means that communities can earn more by selling Prosopis to us than producing charcoal themselves

We have also created full time jobs at our local carbonising facility

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Removal of an invasive and damaging tree species

Prosopis julifora was introduced in the 1980s as a measure to meet fuel wood demands, particularly in the drylands

Aggressive and fast growing, Prosopis juliflora has taken over c. 1.2 million hectares in Kenya

Utilising Proposis as a charcoal feedstock allows:

  • forests to regrow and rejuvenate
  • overgrown farmland to become accessible and be used productively once more

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