Barbosa - Sustainable Carbon
Amazônia

Barbosa

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Barbosa is a brick factory 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, the factory switched to fuelling its kilns using exclusively renewable fuels, such as açaí seeds, Brazil nut shells and sawdust in 2007. The fuel switch created reductions in atmospheric Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, and enabled Barbosa to participate in the international carbon market. Today, Barbosa 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

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Localization

Project location

São Miguel do Guamá (PA), Brazil

Project Type

Renewable Biomass

Ecosystem

Amazônia

Major Cobenefit

Community

Standards

VCS + SOCIALCARBON

Registry

Verra Registry

AÇAÍ AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT

Being a traditional food source in Northern Brazil, açaí feeds an entire chain of production and creates income for innumerable Brazilian families. Recognising the fruit’s importance for the region’s development, Barbosa factory is working in partnership with a local Açaí Producers Association. Barbosa is building the Association’s headquarters and also buys the açaí seeds for use as fuel in the ceramic kilns. According to Sr. Eliézer, the President of the Association, “the seeds used to lie in the street and we had to pay to have them disposed of. Now, thanks to the carbon project, Barbosa pays for the açaí seeds. This is a great help for us, the producers”.

Additional benefits generated by this project

192,630

Amount of CO2e

518

Number of Beneficiaries

596

Hectares of protected forest

SOCIALCARBON Standard Performance

The hexagon demonstrates the continuous improvement of the project during all verification periods. The Social Carbon Standard encourages the reinvestment of a percentage of the income from the carbon credits in socioenvironmental benefits, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Social Carbon: far beyond carbon, it is social equality.

“The Carbon Project allowed investments in the factory reflecting positively in the workers conditions and in the company’s performance”.

— RonaldoSantos (Owner)

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