Queimados, Três Rios, Barra do Piraí/ RJ, Brazil
Major Cobenefit
Cobenefits Related
Project Type
Renewable Biomass
Atlantic Rainforest
Verra Registry


The factory Managers reinvest income from carbon credit sales into projects generating social benefits. To date, the project has distributed 300,000 litres of drinking water to victims of natural disasters in Rio de Janeiro State, it donated three computers to the “Teclando para o Futuro” project, which gives informatics lessons to children in need, contributed 14 wheelchairs to a community care home and employed women from the surrounding community to assist with the process of incorporating cosmetic residues into the clay mixture.

Furthermore, multiple donations of building material have been made to local institutions. According to Sr. Lima, the owner of Argibem factory, “I carry out these actions to contribute to regional development and also for the benefit of my employees, because they and their families are the fabric of our community.”

Project Description

Argibem, São Sebastião and Vulcão ceramic factories, located in Rio de Janeiro State, previously used heavy crude oil as fuel to fire their ceramic pieces. The latter is a fossil fuel derived from petrol, which emits soot when burnt; damaging the respiratory system.Furthermore, heavy oil is highly polluting and contributes to global warming. In response to this, the ceramic factories decided to switch their kiln fuel to renewable biomass (a clean source of energy). Apart from reducing GHG emissions and generating carbon credits, this switch promotes sustainable development in the surrounding community.

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

  • Social Responsibility: Funds and building material contributed to community members and institutions.
  • Social inclusivity: Women and physically disabled people employed.
  • Caring for employees: Twice-weekly medical assistance offered to all employees as well as housing for some individuals.

Environmental benefits

  • Reforestation: Eucalyptus reforestation project developed in partnership with the Rural Federal University of RJ State (UFRJ).
  • Selective waste collection: Separation of waste products.
  • Use of waste products: Cosmetics factory and treatment plant waste products used in the clay mixture.

Economic benefits

  • Investment into infrastructure: New bathrooms built and protective grills installed around machinery.
  • Ceramic products gaining access to new markets.
  • Technological development: Investment in technology representing best practice in the sector, such as higher efficiency kilns and automation of the production process.
Amount of CO2e 211450
Number of Beneficiaries 632
(Português do Brasil) Forest Hectares Saved - Not Applicable

Testimonials about this project

(Português do Brasil) Marcos Vinicius Teixeira Ramos Vieira
(Português do Brasil) Presidente - ACAC

(Português do Brasil) A felicidade não é só nossa, mas também das crianças. E nós fazemos isso para as crianças.