Our first steps
The first contact to the charcoal business was established with the charcoal trading from Egypt to Europe. To secure the quality of the charcoal a production facility in Damanhur was established (2012).
The first production facility had an annual production output of 150 tones. The manufacturing approach was community based.
FOUNDING OF ETGO AGRI-CO. LTD.
Research and Development of Nigerian charcoal business model and factory. Implementation of facility and business in Nigeria. The production was launched in 2016.
CREATION OF SCC - INDUSTRIES
Creation of SCC - Industries, a company focused on providing sustainable biomass solutions in lesser developed regions.
- Market experience
- Distribution network
- Financing tools
The Pioneer Pilot Project
The project demonstrates the viability of a sustainable, cradle to cradle based, green charcoal production in Tanzania. It aims to adapt an informal archaic and environmentally hazardous sector towards a continuously sustainable development, harmonically balanced in the environment, society and economy.
Our Cradle to Cradle based process
Continuous assessment and development
Dispose of waste
Collect biomass waste from industries and local communities
Produce green charcoal
Apply clean technology to transform waste into green energy.
Audit and reduce environmental footprint
Measure and account the true costs of the production on its ecosystem.
Designate the green charcoal to the population most in need of it at an affordable price.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Cooking stoves initiative
- Resource initiative
- Water management and supply provision
- Renewable energy initiative
The burning of charcoal and other bioenergy’s is carbon neutral because the only carbon released is the carbon that was captured from the atmosphere when the biofuel was growing. However, to achieve or claim an overall carbon neutrality the entire life-cycle of the whole value chain must also be included in the valuation. (Generation of feedstocks, conversion of land for producing feedstock as well as the production process of the bioenergy)
Used for heat, biomass energy is approximately 75-80 percent efficient, while generation of electricity is only 20-25 percent efficient, and conversion to liquid fuels for transportation applications are even less efficient overall.
- Credit guarantees cover all or part of a financial obligation (usually a loan or bond) and are triggered irrespective of the cause of the default — whether political or commercial
- Risk guarantees cover all or part of a financial obligation, but are called only when the government or government-owned entity fails to meet specific obligations under project agreements to which it is a party.