Agro-Charcoal in Chad as Vocational Enterprises

Dec 6, 2012

December Week 1 report from Moundou, Chad

Martine / APRO-ECO
Martine / APRO-ECO

Moundou, Chad (NEWS) -

Dear Friends,

we have been working hard with our APRO-ECO team (Protection of the Ecosystem Association). APRO-ECO is the Moundou-based Eco-charcoal production team ENVODEV has worked with for the past year. ENVODEV has been training three members of APRO-ECO who will assist us in training the future Nya team. In the meantime, ENVODEV has met with people in Nya, who are now getting organized and mobilizing local rice cultivators so they do not burn the rice straw. 

What have we been doing exactly this week? We've been collecting rice-straw from around Moundou, and gotten the three APRO-ECO members to carbonize it. They have been working intensively. Though the method is straightforward, we are going over each and every detail of the pyrolysis process. When the time comes, either next week or the following, APRO-ECO Team will be ready to give a solid training in Nya. 

We've collected a lot of rice-straw, and this training period has already given APRO-ECO the ability to produce a good amount of briquettes (some 1000 briquettes in the past 2 days). 

Thanks for your support. Everyone is asking for these briquettes, whether it is our neighbors or the governor of the region himself. This new form of cooking fuel is what it's all about! 


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