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Your support and contributions will enable us to manufacture bio-charcoal in Burkina Faso.  


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Tracking our bio-charcoal progress

June 2019

Crowdfunding kick-off

In progress

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June 2019

Crowdfunding kick-off

Begin the crowdfunding campaign with the goal of raising $350,000. 

In progress

Fall 2019

Bio-mass testing phase

Not started

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Fall 2019

Bio-mass testing phase

Ship material to NRRI for initial testing and determine the most suitable source of bio-mass 

Not started

Spring 2020

Real-world testing in Burkina Faso

Not started

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Spring 2020

Real-world testing in Burkina Faso

Distribute bio-charcoal and provide ongoing training and support to the Burkinabe women on its use and benefits 

Not started

Summer 2020

Survey and analysis

Not started

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Summer 2020

Survey and analysis

Conduct professional surveys of the Burkinabe women on their acceptance of bio-charcoal and make adjustments, as needed 

Not started

Fall 2020

Design a protoype manufacturing facility

Not started

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Fall 2020

Design a protoype manufacturing facility

Engage an engineering firm to develop plans for a commercial scale prototype 

Not started

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