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Project name

Kamiranga Ceramic Fuel Switching Project

Project location

Northern Brazil, in the municipality of São Miguel do Guamá (PA).

Funder and supplier

ECO-ACT and Sustainable Carbon


Standard

VCS + SOCIALCARBON

Project status

Operational

Portfolio

2019

Emissions reduction

373,522 tCO2e credits issued in the first 10 years (2007-2017) 298,280 to come. Average is 40,000 tonnes CO2e per year

 

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Kamiranga biomass project, Brazil

Workers at the Kamiranga ceramics factory

Forests play a crucial role in our changing climate. Worldwide, they absorb up to 2.4 billion metric tons of carbon each year, with the Amazon region responsible for a quarter of that total 


By buying carbon offsets, Target Neutral is supporting finance for projects that not only reduce carbon but help protect the Amazon region from deforestation.

Kamiranga project

The Kamiranga ceramics factory in Brazil

Carbon finance from sale of carbon credits enabled the Kamiranga ceramics factory in Brazil to invest in new kilns that use renewable biomass residues for fuelling its kilns such as the pit of the acai fruit harvested from palm trees as well as sawdust.


By using biomass residues, the factory no longer relies upon non-sustainable fuel sources that lead to the depletion of forestry and as a result, the project has reduced carbon emissions by more than 350,000 tonnes of CO2e since it first issued credits.

Kamiranga biomass project, Brazil

The project is helping local families benefit from improved sanitation, infrastructure and education

Kamiranga not only cuts carbon, it has helped create a market for renewable biomass suppliers and provided financial support to a range of local community initiatives that have improved sanitation, road infrastructure and education.
Kamiranga biomass project, Brazil

The project is helping local families benefit from improved sanitation, infrastructure and education

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