Brazil: Use of renewable biomass
This is a project that encompasses a small ceramic industry located in the state of Pernambuco that uses renewable biomass to generate thermal energy to produce bricks and flagstones, destined mainly for the regional market.
This is a project that encompasses a small ceramic industry located in the Paudalho municipality, in the state of Pernambuco, the northeast region of Brazil, which produces bricks and flagstones, destined mainly for the regional market in Pernambuco. The ceramic industry utilized native wood from the Caatinga bioma. This is one of the most threatened ecosystems on the planet and the use of the native firewood has intensified the local deforestation. Therefore, the fuel switching will reduce the negative impact on the Caatinga bioma and allow investment in other sustainable initiatives
As renewable biomass, the ceramic industry utilizes wood from sustainable forest management activities, sugar cane briquette and Algaroba wood, to generate thermal energy to cook its ceramic pieces. This fuel switching project activity will reduce the greenhouse gases emissions and minimize the negative impacts of the deforestation. In addition, the company offers basic food supplies to the employees, it also promotes equal opportunities policies and better working conditions and offers sport equipment to the community.
It is expected that the project will reduce 55.030 tCO2 over 10 years. This project is verified under VCS and Social Carbon standards (Markit registry).