Proposed Mechanized Bush Thinning Operations and Construction of a Biomass Processing (Charcoal Burning Retort System), Storage and Packaging Plant on Farm Gai Kaisa No. 159, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia

Charcoal production in Namibia presents strategies to combat bush encroachment, supplement farming income, and contribute to employment creation. Retort Charcoal Producers (Pty) Ltd, will be thinning out invader bush for the reclamation of rangeland and selling the biomass, generating income.

The biomass process and manufacturing plant will include retort kilns carbonising the biomass to charcoal, a product in high demand throughout the world. The project will generate long term employment opportunities while promoting sustainable rangeland management to the surrounding area.

ECC’s Role

The purpose of the project is to apply for an environmental clearance certificate on behalf of the proponent for the proposed mechanized bush thinning operations and biomass processing and manufacturing plant on Farm Gai Kaisa No 159 in the Otjozondjupa Region.

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