Cheetah Conservation Fund Demonstrates CK-3 Carbonizing Kiln for Industry Delegation atits Biomass Technology Demonstration Centre
gies are utilised in the manufacture of briquette logs, charcoal hex logs, lump charcoal, and for pyrolysis-based electrical generation. Phase two will include other promising technologies to be employed in wood pellet production, including alternative chipping power trains and Stirling engines. The CK-3 is primarily used to carbonize some of the Bushblok that CCF produces, but will also be used to demonstrate production of traditional charcoal from raw wood pieces. The new kiln has been in operation at CCF since November of 2016.
CCF’s production of Bushblok is certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC)™, a standard that ensures products come from responsibly managed lands and provide environmental, social and economic benefits. It is the highest standard in forestry management. Bushblok is used for cooking fires, braai, home heating and industrial heat applications and is classified as a smokeless fuel.
“CCF’s Bush Project and its sustainable harvest of overgrown thornbush restores grasslands for farmers and livestock, and allows for more space for predators and their prey. It also helps stave off desertification, which is a critical concern for Namibia, with its arid climate and millions of hectares of encroached lands”, said Dr Laurie Marker, CCF Founder and Executive Director. “We are very pleased to have the support of the European Union in this important project”.