JL Silva Ceramic Fuel Switching Project

Lajedo / PE
Major Cobenefit
Biodiversity
Cobenefits Related
Project Type
Biomassa Renovável
Ecosystem
Caatinga
Standards
VCS + SOCIALCARBON®
Registry
Markit™ Environmental

BIOMASS DIVERSIFICATION

In order to reduce its environmental impact, the JL Silva ceramic factory chose, in 2006, to adopt more sustainable production methods. Thus, they ceased using native firewood and invested in equipment allowing the kilns to be fuelled with renewable biomass, such as waste cashew tree parings. This change caused a reduction in atmospheric GHG emissions and consequent generation of carbon credits. Furthermore, since the project’s implementation, the factory has invested in modernization, and benefits the surrounding community.

Project Description

JL Silva is a brick producing company located in the Brazilian Northeast, in the municipality of Lajedo (PE). The factory previously used native firewood from the Caatinga, an exclusively Brazilian biome, as fuel to produce its ceramic pieces. In 2006, the factory ceased using native firewood and invested in equipment allowing the kilns to be fuelled with renewable biomass, such as waste cashew tree parings. This change caused a reduction in atmospheric GHG emissions and consequent generation of carbon credits.

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Where does your money go?

When buying carbon credits of this project you are supporting , sponsoring , financing and making possible the reduction of greenhouse gases and various initiatives in the social scope , environmental and economic as the following:

Social benefits

• Commitment to the community: Funding and building material donated to various local institutions. • Social inclusion: Two ex-convicts reintegrated into the job market. • Workers' wellbeing: Additional benefits offered to employees.

Environmental benefits

• Seedlings donated to suppliers of Managed Timber. • Energy saving: Installation of translucent roof-tiles to light the factory floor. • Control and recovery program for clay extraction areas. • 20,000 eucalyptus seedlings planted for use as biomass.

Economic benefits

• Introduction of new technology: Automation of factory processes, new, more efficient kiln constructed and equipment for control of firing of pieces acquired. • Market growth: New clients interested in sustainable production. • New markets opened for local biomass suppliers.
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Number of Beneficiaries 0
Forest Hectares Protected 0