Information Network for Brick Producers

In many countries, brick production takes place in artisanal kilns fed with carbon, wood, and other biomass materials. As a result, high levels of black carbon are emitted, contaminating air, water, and earth. Black carbon has a heating potential 460-1500 times greater than CO2. Studies show that the implementation of more efficient technologies, mainly during the firing of bricks, can result in reductions of pollutant emissions by 10 to 50%, depending on the process, scale and fuel used. In order to fulfill this need, we present a network where you can exchange information and data on new technologies for brick production, based on experiences in countries in Latin America, Asia and Africa. This network is promoted by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition and the Swiss Cooperation and managed by Swisscontact.

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Energy Efficiency Program for Brick Producers in Latin America

The Energy Efficiency Program for Brick Producers in Latin America to mitigate climate change (EELA), financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (COSUDE), carries out actions that seek to contribute to the mitigation of climate change through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG)  from brickmakers in Latin America and improve the quality of life of brickmakers.

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