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fundamental research and details

The scarcity of fossil fuels, climate change and the need to transform our energy systems toward sustainable energy supply, leads us to modern bioenergy. At the same time the knowledge of unused resources, sustainable implementation-systems, application-systems and the risks involved in these technologies is very limited.

An analysis of potential and available organic leftover materials and energy potentials is an urgent task to developed strategies on how to use this potential for a social and climate change in developing countries. The CEC Model is a multi-criterial approach to meet the complex requirements of the ecosystem.


Climate stoves replace traditional stoves

Constantly we improve the technical performance of our pyrolysis stoves, to meet the relevant needs of the end-users: How are the local cooking habits? Is the stove affordable for the users? Can the stove be easily operated and maintained?

A sanitation system based around biochar and pyrolysis

To meet the challenges of sanitation in the developing countries, we need completely new approaches that can be used over a wide area. These innovative solutions are necessary, especially in urban areas, where the faeces are only collected and stored by billions of people. There are no sustainable wastewater treatment systems that intervene if the septic tanks or latrines are full.

Pyrolysis in agriculture - Terra Preta

We know, that the black amazon soil was artificially created by the early civilizations. Bio char was mixed with compost, human excrement, bones and other organic materials. Now, we use the – though a sanitary process – fertilized bio char in agriculture to improve the soil. Due to the structure of the organic carbon of the soil it can significantly store more water and the soil micro residents have better conditions in the spongy structure of the coal. In addition, the CO² absorbed by the plant during its growth is stored in the organic carbon.

A key driver - the payment concept

An appropriate payment service allows the users to deposit money into an account stored on their cell phones, to order pellets, help line and sanitary services via mobile. To obtain boni as a deposit in exchange for reselling bio char to the system, individualized codes and SMS text messages are applied. These codes allow for a communicating with sellers of goods and deliverers. In cooperation with national infrastructure companies and public authorities the users are part of a charge free, governmental initiative. E.g. M-Pesa is a branchless banking service; All the business participants act in a supply network chain that includes services like resources management, airtime reselling and product order.

Reliable numbers– the basics for improvement

CEC has a specialized department which examines the effectiveness of biochar,
its strong influence and its positive soil reactions via mathematics and physical investigations. At the same time the product improvements are accompanied in the laboratory to investigate the emission of pollutants.

The urban crisis - A threat to health and sustainable development

CEC recognizes that the accelerated growth of urbanisation has amplified the demand for key benefit services such as clean water and sanitation, education, health, food sovereignty, employment and affordable transport. Furthermore, the accelerated and unmanaged urbanisation has resulted in various threads of atmospheric, land and water pollution thereby jeopardising human security. CEC is investigating the increased environmental, social and economic problems on a macro level and to prepare measurements in cooperation with governments, NGOs and corporate business structures.