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Sustainable Cooking Fuel for Haiti

DB Schenker facilitates transportation of equipment for sustainable charcoal production to Haiti

In Haiti, charcoal is a critical source of fuel used for cooking. Without widespread access to electricity or natural gas and a large proportion of countryside already being deforested, the local population must utilise alternative fuel sources to fulfil cooking needs. DB Schenker’s customer Pyrocal, based in Toowoomba QLD, locally designs, manufactures and now exports innovative machines which create charcoal utilising Bio-waste.

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The equipment will create the capability for individuals in Haiti to turn sugarcane waste, a resource common in Haiti, into a usable and sustainable cooking fuel. The process begins with the waste product being processed into a biomass. The biomass is then carbonised after which it can be converted to biocarbon, also known as charcoal. A by-product of this process is the release of a substantial amount of heat. This heat can be further used in a range of applications from heating water to other industrial drying processes.

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After being transported to Wellcamp Airport the international freight experts of DB Schenker took over. The equipment was cleared for export clearance before wheels were up and the important cargo was headed for Hong Kong. After a brief stopover in Hong Kong & then Toronto, the equipment finally arrived in Haiti where it would help support the local population with their much needed cooking fuel.

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Image from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A14lql3PrFo&feature=youtu.be

DB Schenker feels privileged to have been a part of the transportation of such an important piece of technology. We look forward to seeing the results of this outstanding equipment and are proud to have played a part providing the Haitian locals access to a sustainable cooking fuel and helping to reduce deforestation.

Last modified: 03.07.2017

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