This offsetting project brings together several biomass fuel projects in Brazil. It focuses on small enterprise manufacturers of blocks, bricks, and structural ceramic tiles for the Brazilian market.
Manufacturing of these materials requires a large amount of energy which traditionally is derived from burning wood from the Amazon rainforest. This has resulted in poor forest management and the destruction of precious and biodiverse ecosystems.
The project has assisted the factories in switching to readily available renewable biomass such as sawdust, bamboo husks and coconut shells to fuel the ceramic kilns. In turn, this has helped to develop more sustainable business practices.
Alongside this, carbon credits also help to fund social and educational programmes to enrich the lives of local communities.