Chardust Ltd. is an alternative energy company headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. We’ve developed innovative techniques to convert biomass wastes into low-cost charcoal briquettes. We sell over 200 tonnes per month into institutional and domestic markets in Kenya, displacing an equivalent amount of unsustainably harvested lumpwood charcoal. At the same time as providing a cheaper energy alternative, this contributes to job creation, waste recycling and environmental conservation.
At Chardust we also manufacture water heaters that use our briquettes, enabling savings of over 70% to be made over water heated with electricity
For more on this initiative in Kibera, please click here.
Alarming fact also in the article
Charcoal production and other industrial uses of wood have shrunk the country’s forests by more than 80 percent since the country’s won indepedence from Britain in 1963, according to the environment ministry.
During my last visit, i noticed (as have most of you) that there are definitely less trees in kenya. We seriously need to plant more trees especially if the rains come in April.
A question for you *KT’s and KR’s, keyboard/pajama activists, bloggers, would you donate/pay 5 dollars or more on a site to pay for reforestation – such that someone in Kenya is paid a dollar for each tree they plant; be it on public or private property?
*Kenya tourist – diaspora , Kenyan Roots – pple who live and work in kenya – abbreviations inspired by M’s Post.