Modern Carbonization Programme
Promoting modern carbonization technologies for a sustainable supply of charcoal in Rwanda
The Modern Carbonization Programme initiated by Enterprise Multiservices (EMS) is an initiative to improve the wood-energy channel in Rwanda. The partnership aims at introducing modern carbonization and waste recovery technologies as well as more efficient energy supply equipment, such as improved stoves. The goal of this initiative is to introduce a sustainable programme to produce charcoal of good quality on the Rwandan market, based on provision of training services on the production of charcoal, improved stoves and the black paint drawn from the tar collected during the carbonization process. The initiative’s strategy is based on the development of trained intermediary partners who will carry out the production and transport of the products, and run urban sales subsidiaries.
International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) supplies training contracts for charcoal-burners.
Enterprise Multiservices (EMS) is the main partner, runs the programme and coordinates relations with partners.
National Forestry Authority (NAFA) supplies training contracts for charcoal-burners within the PAREF project, which supports the reforestation programme.
Rwanda Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA) shares experience and raises awareness of modern carbonization technologies.