Bridging the Financial Gap for Fast Tracking the Commercialization of Sustainable Charcoal Briquettes in Tanzania
The project aims to maintain Sustainable charcoal briquette producing at Community Based Enterprises (CBEs) who’s Working Capital requirements have increased as anticipated, due to Scaling Up of installed production capacity from 60MT to 2000 MT/year. As a result of the project the CBEs can become self-sustaining within 18 months.
This large scale-up was made possible by the EEP S&EA grant funds to ARTI-TZ under CFP 4, project no.:TAN4018. The previous projects aimed to train rural Tanzanians to convert agro-waste and other dry biomass into char powder. The funding also financed the establishment of Community Based Enterprises (CBEs) for purchasing the char powder from the trained producers and manufacture and sell sustainable charcoal briquettes to replace unsustainable wood charcoal. The proposed project is a value addition and a final step to these two projects.
Project code: TAN8071
Project Type: Scale up
Sector: Solid biomass
Location of Implementation: Tanzania
Duration (months): 18
Organization: Appropriate Rural technology Institute, Tanzania (ARTI-TZ)
Type of Organization: NPO
Project Office: Plot No.: 2040, Block K, Kilimani Road, Kunduchi Salasala, Dar Es Salaam
Country of lead applicant: Tanzania