Organic firewood - protecting the trees, and life.

Creating organic firewood using biomass can be a sustainable way to protect the forests of South Africa by reducing the demand for traditional firewood harvested from these forests. This approach can help to mitigate deforestation and promote the conservation of forest ecosystems. 

What is biomass fuel briquettes? Biomass briquettes, mostly made of green waste and other organic materials, are commonly used for electricity generation, heat, and cooking fuel. These compressed compounds contain various organic materials, including rice husk, bagasse, ground nut shells, municipal solid waste, and agricultural waste. 

However, it is important to ensure that the biomass used for creating organic firewood is obtained sustainably and does not contribute to the degradation of other ecosystems or cause other environmental problems.

Ok, so our multifaceted approach to responsible living in the Elgin Valley includes the protection of all living things. Therefore: we want to protect our trees, too.

The compacting of paper, cardboard and small bits of rough organic matter soaked in water for several hours, in a pellet shape which makes combustion possible, will hopefully replace the need for chopping down, and burning, trees which will then be able to absorb the heated carbon-laden air that we breathe out, and grow big and strong to provide shade for future generations.

More information: Legacy foundation. 

Legacy Foundation provides training, technology and media services for biomass fuel briquette production, environmental conservation and income generation throughout the world.