Handmade Biomass Briquettes

In Bangladesh, only six per cent of the population has access to natural gas services, while the majority are still dependent on biomass stoves for household cooking. This inefficient practice causes widespread deforestation and has detrimental health hazards. Biomass briquettes provide a clean cooking solution for rural areas. A machine to easily manufacture briquettes from recyclable waste materials has been developed. Two service providers have been given support for the product’s development, located in Satkhira and Chokoria. The product is slowly gaining popularity in households and small businesses.

To know more about this activity:

  • Al Mudabbir Bin Anam
  • Programme Coordinator, REEEP
  • E-mail: Mudabbir.anam@giz.de