Benin is a small, West-African country, with a predominately French-speaking population and a major energy resource problem. In Benin, coal and wood comprise 90% of the country's energy consumption. Due to a lack of alternative fuels, Benin has struggled with deforestation, desertification and proliferation of greenhouse gases.
This project will fund the development of a Green Coal plant which will manufacture renewable energy from biomass resources such as agricultural residue and yard wastes. To fight against this phenomenon, one solution is to use an alternative source of energy than wood and less expensive. - The project is to make biochar (green coal) from agricultural residues or renewable biomass through a process called pyrolysis, a fuel technology for ecological production Benin in particular and Africa in general.
This domestic fuel used in place of charcoal can reduce deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions. In view of the limited resources and pilot, the project will be located in the town of in central Benin, a region where the production and use of charcoal are particularly high.
You helped us raise $ 225 USD so far because you understand this project will enable the development of a coal plant that will produce green renewable energy from biomass such as agricultural residues and garden waste, deforestation, desertification and the proliferation of greenhouse gas emissions.We need you to help us install a green plant coal (first in Benin) to a sustainable low cost and abundant energy source. Biochar is created by heating biomass products such as cuts yard waste, agricultural residues, leaves, switchgrass, and even manure, at very high temperatures in an oxygen-free environment by almost a process called pyrolysis. Biochar is exceptional because it is created from sustainable resources, and because it can be used to produce energy.Please help to achieve the objective of this project is to be funded at $ 56.300. We can do better!. We have less than three weeks to balance the budget!Thank you in advance for us and push towards the goal.
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