Econew – Clean Bioenergy

Innovation Initiatives

Sustainability at the core of all processes

At each step, we demonstrate our ongoing commitment to people and the environment.

Bamboo Project

EcoNew is part of a tripartite project with the Federal University of Viçosa (UFV) and the Brazilian Company for Industrial Research and Innovation (Embrapii), focusing on sustainable bamboo cultivation for the production of charcoal of the future. We are also conducting studies for potential new projects with other partners in academia and institutions, such as the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa).

The main objective of this initiative is to analyze the adaptability of bamboo species to the local soil and climate characteristics found in the municipalities of Várzea da Palma and Lassance, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The collected data will undergo analysis to guide replanting activities and provide insights into the adaptation of bamboo species to regional ecological conditions.

The results will help identify the most suitable species for each environment and contribute to the sustainable development of the region. The collaboration between EcoNew and UFV will explore the potential of bamboo as an environmentally friendly alternative for biomass, biomaterials, and other relevant applications.

We hope that in the future, bamboo forests can help preserve the environment, reduce CO2 emissions – bamboo is highly efficient in capturing carbon – and provide quality biomass for various sectors.

Private Sector
Government Support

The New Reactor

EcoNew has acquired a state-of-the-art reactor for its plant in Várzea de Palma, Brazil, chosen after a careful search for alternatives and international suppliers.

This equipment will enable the expansion of the carbonization capacity of organic waste, promoting the reuse of materials and contributing to the reduction of waste volume on the planet. In this process, raw materials such as biomass are subjected to anaerobic or oxygen-poor conditions to produce biochar, wood vinegar, tar, and synthesis gas.

Reator Econew

Land-Use Recovery

The recovery of degraded land is a crucial component of our environmental approach. We understand that soil degradation can occur in various forms, including erosion, salinization, compaction, nutrient depletion, and loss of native vegetation. Our team is committed to reversing these damages by implementing sustainable soil management practices and restoring ecosystems to create more balanced environments.

EcoNew is dedicated to revitalizing degraded lands through an ambitious reforestation project, focusing efforts on introducing bamboo to strengthen the sustainability of our products. This initiative not only aims to improve soil health but also contributes to the restoration of compromised ecosystems.

We acknowledge the recovery of degraded lands is a challenging process that requires collaboration across various sectors. We work closely with governments, non-governmental organizations, local communities, and experts in conservation and agriculture to develop strategies tailored to the specific conditions of each location. This careful approach aims not only to improve soil quality but also to promote healthy and sustainable ecosystems in the long term.

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