Agro-Charcoal in Chad as Vocational Enterprises

 
$9,810
$10,190
Raised
Remaining

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Agro-Charcoal in Chad as Vocational Enterprises

Agro-Charcoal in Chad as Vocational Enterprises
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Rice Fields in Nya

Rice Fields in Nya
These fields produce enough rice straw waste every year to make 50,000 bags of charcoal (view small | med | large | orig)

Rice straw ready for the kiln

Rice straw ready for the kiln
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Stuffing the kiln

Stuffing the kiln
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Gathering the charred straw

Gathering the charred straw
This carbonized rice straw forms the base material for the briquettes (view small | med | large | orig)

Rice straw charcoal project inauguration day

Rice straw charcoal project inauguration day
Inauguration day of the briquette making project with provincial governor and other local dignitaries who have taken an interest in the project. (view small | med | large | orig)

Pressing the charred rice into molds

Pressing the charred rice into molds
Manioc paste added to the char acts as a binder (view small | med | large | orig)

Close up of the mold

Close up of the mold
These are manufactured locally by another ENVODEV vocational development project (view small | med | large | orig)

Briquettes are laid out to dry

Briquettes are laid out to dry
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Chad's solution to its energy crisis

Chad's solution to its energy crisis
Our goal is to have these briquettes supplement and eventually replace wood based charcoal (view small | med | large | orig)

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Organization

Project Leader

David DEARMEY

Winona Lake, IN United States

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Map of Agro-Charcoal in Chad as Vocational Enterprises