Social Carbon Biomass in the Amazon Forest
The use of unsustainable fuels, including wood obtained through deforestation of the Amazon forest and heavy oil, is a prevalent practice among ceramics industries throughout Brazil. This project involves using renewable biomass materials that will be utilised in place of wood and oil include sawdust, Brazil nut residue, elephant grass, rice husk, coconut husk, cashew tree residues and native wood including Algaroba and eucalyptus from sustainably managed forest areas. These renewable biomass materials will help the preservation of natural resources and prevention of deforestation of the Amazon.
The project procures waste materials from other operations such as local cashew nut harvesting thus also generating an extra revenue stream for these businesses.