In rural Vietnam, bricks are fired by burning rice husk, an agricultural waste. This inefficient combustion produces thick black smoke which pollutes the air, causes respiratory problems, and is a detriment to crop growth. Current solutions involve large infrastructure change at a high cost.
We retrofit existing brick manufacturing facilities, “replacing the fire” with gasification- a process that saves owners money while simultaneously cleaning up emissions. Currently, we work in Vietnam, targeting their 10,000 traditional kilns.