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NEWS: What’s good for the panda is good for the cookstove


There is evidence that bamboo charcoal burns cleaner than wood charcoal and with comparable heating and energy values. Charcoal production is another way for families to diversify their livelihoods and earn some additional income, and the relatively limited investments required for the simple charcoal-making process make it an income source that is accessible to many.

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NEWS: Fuel briquettes from groundnut shells


(Via HEDON) “In Gambia, Anthony Tabbal has established a business making fuel briquettes from groundnut shells. He was inspired to do this by his concern over deforestation in the country, with many trees being felled for firewood and charcoal making.”

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EVENT: 2nd Biomass West & Central Africa Congress 2012 (4-5 Oct. 2012)


Announcing the 2nd Biomass West and Central Africa Congress 2012 scheduled to be held from 04 to 05 October 2012 in Accra, Ghana.

“This significant global congress presents a ideal platform for top industry and market stakeholders from forestry, power generation and wooden pellets producers to address key issues, and exchange ideas on how to attract investors to the biomass sector in West & Central Africa to sustainably develop the biomass industry in the region.”

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