Cleaning the environment to make
Eco-Charcoal Fuel, Seedballs and Biochar
Cleaning the environment to make Eco-Charcoal, Seedballs and Biochar
Welcome to Chardust, an alternative energy company in Nairobi, Kenya. We've developed innovative techniques to convert discarded charcoal waste into low-cost fuel briquettes and biochar products.
Seedballs Kenya has pioneered a method of mass producing seedballs for low cost and efficient reintroduction of trees and grass species into degraded areas in Africa.
26,318,000 Seedballs distributed since Sep 2016
Chardust was founded in 2000 to produce substitutes for charcoal on a commercially sustainable basis. Given that charcoal generally wholesales for less than $150 per tonne in developing countries, this was at one time thought impossible. Chardust, however, making use of low-priced raw materials, ample labour supply and a good measure of innovation, set out to produce fuels that could sell directly into traditional charcoal markets and compete head-to-head on price and quality. With daily sales peaking at over 7 tonnes, this goal has been achieved!
A strong philosophical foundation influences business decisions at Chardust. The company's Directors are aware that they are pioneers of emerging technology that has led to the development of a new industry in East Africa with the capacity to protect diminishing natural resources, recycle large amounts of waste and provide inexpensive fuel to huge numbers of people.
ECO-FRIENDLY CHARCOAL BRIQUETTES FOR
FUEL & HEATING
Around 10% of the charcoal brought into Nairobi is thrown away as dust. It accumulates wherever charcoal is sold. Collecting this dust supports a cleaner urban environment. Chardust salvages the dust and brings it to the briquetting factory for cleaning and processing.