Energy efficiency for brick producers in Peru

Energy efficiency for brick producers in Peru



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This carbon offset project aims to install fans in existing kilns and new efficient kilns in the artisanal brick-producing sector of Peru and Ecuador, starting with a first pilot in Cusco, Peru and replicating it to other regions in Peru and to Ecuador. Installing new improved kilns will generate CO2 emission reductions, because the brick producers will use less fuelwood to generate the same amount of energy. In addition, this program will help reduce deforestation, reduce air pollution, transfer new and improved technology and improve the quality of life of the brick producers. The activity started from 2010, which aims to reduce the carbon footprint of traditional brick making, while at the same time improving the businesses of local artisans. The activity is financed by SDC and implemented by Swisscontact. myclimate is currently evaluating and designing the EELA to participate in the voluntary carbon market to have it generate additional income.