Resources on green charcoal production

| August 18, 2023

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Conventional charcoal production is harmful to the environment, resulting in deforestation, large emissions of greenhouse gases which exacerbate climate change, and local air pollution. Green charcoal, however, is a possible alternative and a source of energy that is minimally harmful. Green charcoal is produced through clean processes from various kinds of biomass (plant and animal materials) that are otherwise seen as waste. The following resources provide information on the benefits and production of green charcoal. 

Guide to Green Charcoal Production 

Top 5 greener alternatives to charcoal

Five things to know about briquettes and sustainable bioenergy in Africa

Fuel from the fields: Charcoal from agricultural waste