Biochar produced from clean biomass residues drives the rural circular economy, alleviating poverty, hunger and health hazards.
According to the World Health Organization, every year, 3 billion people cook using open fires, coal and stoves burning biomass (wood, etc). Nearly 2 million people die prematurely from illness attributable to indoor air pollution from household solid fuel use. Up to 50% of pneumonia deaths among children under five are related to indoor air pollution. Finally, more than one million people die from chronic obstructive respiratory disease (COPD) developed because of exposure to such indoor air pollution.
Fairchar goes at the root cause of the problem providing cooking stoves which run on clean fuel produced in the REACH centres.