The coconut tree, also known in some places as “the tree of life”, yields several harvests a year. Many products are obtained from its fruit, and the shells, which used to be a waste, are now collected by many small farming communities for ECObrasa. This creates job opportunities and provides extra daily income to many people in under developed regions producing coconuts.
The equivalent of 1.000 kg of ECObrasa is a minimum of 2.500 kg of lump charcoal.
With present technology in semi developed or developing countries, to obtain 2.500 kg of lump charcoal, 15.000 kg of fresh wood are needed (factor 1:6).
Applying the average size / weight per tree needed for the production of lump charcoal, in between 50 to 75 trees have to be felled in order to acquire those 15.000 kg of wood,
(10-20 cm dbh = 200-300 kg), precisely the quantity of trees that ECObrasa avoids having to cut per every 1.000 kg of briquettes we produce, allowing them to continuously absorb part of the CO2 that we constantly spew to the atmosphere, and that by contrast is the lifeline of our woods and rain forests.