Enterprise Brief: BRADES
The initiative provides urban and rural households with biochar briquettes made from clay and charcoal waste, a cheap combustible fuel.
The initiative produces high-quality biochar using an innovative rotor press. The combustive properties of the biochar are close to those of charcoal but it is smokeless and odourless, thus reducing the negative health and environmental impact. The biochar is distributed via a network of sales outlets, mainly managed by women.