KAMIRANGA

Pará, Brazil
Major Cobenefit
Community
Cobenefits Related
Project Type
Renewable Biomass
Ecosystem
Amazon
Standards
VCS + SOCIALCARBON®
Registry
Markit™ Environmental

DEVELOPMENT OF SMALL COMMUNITIES

Located next to São Pedro de Tucumandeua, Kamiranga factory contributes to the development and improvement of quality of life in this small community.

Sr. Sizico, Kamiranga’s owner, says, “we have worked with the neighbouring community, the main action we undertook was building biological toilets in the place of standard toilets in all the houses.

Today, we see that the community’s health has improved, very rarely do we hear of people falling ill because of poor sanitation”.

Maria José, a community resident, joined by her two daughters, tells us, “Kamiranga built our bathroom, things improved greatly, as we weren’t able to do it ourselves.

They helped me a lot”. “The carbon project brought many benefits in terms of what we learnt and how we think. Today, we realize that sustainability is of the utmost importance”, concludes Sr. Sizico.

Project Description

Kamiranga is a ceramic factory producing bricks located in northern Brazil, in the municipality of São Miguel do Guamá (PA). In the past, the factory used native Amazon firewood as fuel to produce its ceramic pieces. In order to change this situation, in 2007, the factory switched to fuelling its kilns using exclusively renewable fuels, such as açaí seeds and sawdust. The switch to renewable fuels created reductions in atmospheric Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, and enabled Kamiranga to participate in the international carbon market. Today, Kamiranga factory generates carbon credits, and it reinvests the income from carbon credit sales into modernizing the factory and into benefits for the workers and the local community. Download PDF

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

  • Community development: Construction of headquarters for the Association of rural açaí producers and of a Professional Education Centre in the municipality.
  • Donation of over 13,000 bricks to local institutions and community members.
  • Workers’ wellbeing: Construction of lecture hall, bathrooms, refectory and barbecue.

Environmental benefits

  • Reforestation: Planting of Acacia mangium seedlings.
  • 100% renewable biomass: Use of açaí seeds and sawdust as fuel.
  • Waste management: Reuse of waste products in the production process as well as defective pieces to fill potholes in local roads.

Economic benefits

  • New markets created for local biomass suppliers.
  • Increased financial resources for socio-environmental investments, thanks to credit sales.
  • Quality in the ceramic factory: Laboratory built for analysis of product quality.
Amount of CO2e 0
Number of Beneficiaries 0
Forest Hectares Protected 0