The general objective of the project was to contribute to the national goal of poverty reduction through upscaling the production and consumption of charcoal. The project looked for innovative and cost effective alternatives to replace charring kilns which were too expensive to run and cumbersome for producers.
The business model was revised while involving wholesalers and processors and the Market System Development approach was ensured, assuring certainty of raw materials as well as market. Densified charcoal products were explored and promoted to compete against fossil fuel (higher calorific value).
Likewise, successful use of charcoal for internal fuelling in brick kilns was piloted, based on which backward linkage with producers was facilitated. The project facilitated registration of 'Bioenergy Entrepreneurs Association Nepal' to bring all charcoal actors together to create enabling environment for charcoal enterprises.
The project facilitated registration of "Bioenergy Entrepreneurs Association Nepal" to bring all charcoal actors together to create enabling environment for charcoal enterprises.