The Balsas project, located in Maranhão state, is a ceramics factory which produces about one million bricks per month.
For decades, the factory had been using deforested native wood from the Cerrado to fire its kilns. Today, 100% of the fuel used by the factory comes from local agricultural waste.
Moreover, the factory held public consultations to involve the views of local stakeholders regarding the carbon project.
The project area lies within Brazil’s most deforested region in the Cerrado biome as of 2008/2009, according to the Ministry of Environment.
The Balsas project has been awarded The Gold Standard ® certification, supported by WWF, which is currently the most rigorous certification worldwide for GHG emission reductions projects.Download PDF
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