Ordinarily these African plantations then become redundant and the trees are just felled and burnt. The waste wood is not construction grade and requires special treatment for the production of furniture and furnishings.
From our research and testing at Biomass this waste product is better than most alternative fuels available.
With bamboo as the base we have tested many different products such as corn cobs, cassava skin, coconut shell and sawdust. Ghana is home to many small independent sawmills and the sawdust is actually a problem for most and ends up being burnt to dispose of it, whereas our green solution disposes of the waste material whilst simultaneously creating high quality pellets that in many cases are better than those marketed in Europe. Resulting in saving thousands of acres of virgin forest each year.
As production slows or stops within the plantation the tress are felled and replanted for the next production cycle.
So here at SWEP Industries for every tree used from these plantations is another tree saved from virgin forests throughout Europe and South America.
Sustainability is our goal and all of our stakeholders share the same mission to reduce our reliance on energy from fossil fuels.
This is why we are committed to promoting the use of alternative, sustainable fuels for our everyday lives.
Providing a safe and sustainable solution for the waste from fruit trees and the replanting. Until now this has been burned off, which emits toxic smoke and can be harmful to people.