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Kemit Ecology: Cameroon Company Developed Eco Friendly Green Coal

Kemit Ecology uses CCS... carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology to stop greenhouse gas emissions from entering the atmosphere and contributing to global warming.

A Cameroonian company was awarded the best renewable energy project on the African continent 2023 at the African Investment Forum in Paris France, Kemit Ecology specializes in green coal and biochar from food wastes!

Kemit Ecology's Green Coal is environmentally friendly coal briquettes produced from discarded food waste like biodegradable bio-char material, and chemical binders. Their briquette reduces sulphur dioxide emissions and Nitrogen oxides (NOx), which contribute to smog and respiratory illnesses. It also reduces particulates, which contribute to smog, haze, and respiratory illnesses and lung disease. that you would get from regular coal during combustion by approximately 70%, while also increasing the burning effectiveness.

In many cities it is not unusual to find piles of waste discarded on the streets , in front of houses, and apartments even over running garbage landfills allocated to them. In many cities some of them congested and dealing with air pollutants as well, say a lack of waste management has become a full-blown crisis, with rubbish overflowing on streets! Much of this waste comes from Non-African countries. Tons of illicit shipments of plastic waste are dumped in Liberia and Tunisia, and authorities in each country have exhausted diplomatic avenues to repatriate the thousands of containers to their respective countries of origin – Greece and Italy. Countries like the United States (US) scrambled to dump their plastic waste in African and Southeast Asian countries after China pulled the plug on their decades long deal to take America's garbage.

American oil companies dump over one billion tons of plastic in Senegal and Kenya in a single year Last September, hundreds of garbage collectors in Thailand protested outside government offices against the continued import of foreign waste. Surging imports of plastic waste have put a strain on the livelihoods of Thailand's informal trash collectors. Protestors in Bangkok in 2021 dumped plastic waste in front of government buildings and called on Southeast Asian leaders to ban imports of trash from so-called "developed" countries. And, in East Africa even after plastic was added to the list of illegal biohazardous waste outlawed by the Basel Convention, American petrochemical lobbyists still tried to undermine Kenya’s domestic anti-plastic laws to flood African countries – more specifically the 27 nations signed to the African Free Trade Agreement – with plastic. The West has used the free trade agreement to dump tons of garbage in countries from Jamaica to Ghana!

The legacy of waste colonialism is one of impoverishment and exploitation and insult to African leaders who are conned and thought of as weak-willed and unintelligent for selling out their countries turning them into toilets for the West. While they pollute their own sacred lands and poison their children to collect millions and move to Europe. They treat their own people like slaves to be driven into servitude to a global trade designed to enrich a wealthy few willing to kneel to foreign powers – in order to maintain extractive, polluting fossil fuel industries. The plastics industry has convinced cowardly governments that they can tell their people this waste dumping will create employment, when in actuality, it gives them an excuse not to invest in real sustainable solutions to unemployment like education, intra African trade, and investment in the youth.

To think that the any clean space available attracts waste and in a context of rapid urbanization this waste is generally burnt openly and causes more pollution. Kemit Ecology is an answer to this injustice. It has been in activity in Cameroon since 2014, and for ten years after an initial investment of $5,000 dollars they have developed an innovative process to convert household waste into ecological coal currently worth over a million dollars in annual revenue, which it reinvests in job creation and expansion which is an effective way to solve the problem of access to good sources of energy.

NOTE:As of January 1, 2021, the Basel Convention controls international shipments of most plastic scrap and waste destined for recycling or disposal. In other words, transboundary movements of most plastic scrap and waste are subject to Basel Convention prior notice and consent requirements. Currently there are over 150 new companies across Africa that are entirely focused on recycling sustainability, and green technology that build industries around the reuse of Western nations garbage to sell back to the West!


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