Please join us for a special webinar exploring the development and scaling up of alternative briquette fuel enterprises. March 5th from 10 – 11:30 am Eastern Standard Time Winrock & U.S. EPA Cook Stoves & Indoor Air U.S. EPA | Winrock International | Webinar Archive Charcoal Briquette Enterprise Development: Lessons from the Harvest Fuel Initiative March, 5, 2014 10:00 a.m – 11:30 a.m Eastern Standard Time (EST) Charcoal briquettes made from various types of biomass feedstock have the potential to displace unsustainably produced charcoal and significantly reduce biomass consumption, but there are several factors that need to be taken into consideration before scaling … Continue reading
We received the following announcement for grant opportunities, which we are happy to share. – The Charcoal Project Dear Colleague, I am pleased to inform you that the SEED Initiative has just launched the 2014 SEED Awards to support entrepreneurs for sustainable development. We are seeking entries from innovative start-up entrepreneurs who aim to generate environmental, social and economic benefits at the local level in a country with a developing or emerging economy. This year SEED will make available up to: 30 SEED Africa Awards to enterprises in Ethiopia, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania and Uganda; 12 SEED South Africa Awards to enterprises … Continue reading
The surged in the LPG price has compelled many Ghanaians to revert to the use of charcoal and firewood for energy source. Also, subsidies on the price of LPG and other petroleum products in the country were withdrawn last year.
Ever seen Derek Sivers’ Ted Talk on How To Start A Movement? You know that lone nut that is dancing at the concert before a second nut joins him, and then, a third, and fourth, and so on? Well, that’s how we’re feeling right now.
Eighteen months ago, we received an unexpected call from D-Lab at MIT. It was Saida Benhayoune, the newly appointed director of D-Lab’s Scale-Ups Program. The call went something like this: “We’re launching a new initiative designed to scale up access to simple technology solutions for poor people in the developing world. Would you be interested in working together in aggressively boosting access to better technology and fuel solutions for people who depend on wood, charcoal, and animal dung around the world?” “Heck, yeah!” we answered. It was a no-brainer. In January we launched the Harvest Fuel Initiative, a joint collaboration … Continue reading