BURUNDI/INDUSTRY : CHANGING THE FACE OF THE ENERGY INDUSTRY- GREEN ECONOMY
Charcoal is a fuel commonly used for household and institutional cooking and heating in certain parts of the developing world, especially Burundi. However, charcoal production in tropical regions of the world is often perceived to have devastating ecological and environmental effects. Hence, governments, public forestry institutions and non-government organizations have been particularly concerned about these charcoal-related impacts. The most commonly cited impact is deforestation, i.e., the clearance of forest or woodland. Faced with this continuous environment challenge, the idea of environmental friendly charcoal was born by a young Burundian.
Dalphin Kaze is the CEO of KAGE Ltd Burundi
KAGE is a social enterprise that promotes a green economy in Burundi. His innovative technology provides eco-friendly charcoal from using organic household waste and other farm residues.
The young enterprise founded some few years back now employees a handful of young people in Burundi without discrimination.
KAGE has been able to partner with other associations in charge of collecting household waste and rural maize farmers who supply the raw materials to the company used in manufacturing the eco-friendly charcoal which is now used in several households and communities in Burundi.
We spoke with Dalphin Kaze and he had this to say......
Here at KAGE Green ECONOMY, we produce eco-friendly charcoal briquettes from biodegradable waste, organic and biomass. We provide these finished products to households, to industries to fight against deforestation some bad effects related to climate change.