Contribution Of The Industrial Production Of Charcoal To Economic And Technological Progress
The charcoal making industry is considered an old though honorable trade especially with the new introduction of technology and economic benefits. For many centuries, burning charcoal has been one of the most important sources of energy and it still remains till today. With the economic benefits and technological trends, future projection show that the demand for charcoal will continue to increase especially in third world countries. In numerous countries, there is a list of regulations that make huge charcoal production efficient. In these regions, charcoal can only produced sustainably from managed resources and improved technology and on the other hand be a low net contributor of greenhouse gasses and reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent thus helping solve the crisis of climate change (Ackermann, Kirtz, Andriamanantseheno & Sepp 2014). This development looks at the economic and technological benefits of large production of charcoal to the society but with consideration of regional implications.
In developing countries, charcoal production contributes the highest percentage of carbon emissions. In the traditional forms of charcoal making, the wood is burnt, dried out and what remains is carbonized. In the carbonization technology, there is also excess heat production which decomposes the wooden structure to form charcoal (ACREST 2011). The technology of carbonization is used to ensure large reduction of carbon gas emissions. For every production of charcoal, the rate of carbon dioxide emission must be reduced by 80 percent. Basing on the data from modeling and literature, the shift technology from the use of traditional kilns into the use of highly efficient modern kilns helps reduce green house gas emission by 80 per cent as it is demanded in less developed countries (Adam 2009). Industrial charcoal production has also contributed to an improved value chain of technology especially in the use of an improved kiln technique which makes it easy for technology experts in charcoal production to combine the strategy with cogeneration of electricity and charcoal thus reducing emissions by 80 percent and even more.
Recovery of industrial chemicals
In traditional burning of charcoal, industrial production allowed smoke off the atmosphere during carbonization. In the present world, developing countries with high levels of green house emissions have developed implications to have industrial production recover chemicals after manufacture. Most recent industrial of charcoal have designed systems of technology that make it easy for smoke that is produced after burning charcoal to be captured, condensed and turned into gas that can be recovered (Bailis et al 2013). This trend improves also the progress of technology in making the process successful at low prices and also reducing the amount of green house gases in the air (Bailis, Ezzati & Kammen 2005a). Regional restrictions from developed countries approve only of processes that meet the demands of a sustainable society. Therefore if burning of charcoal must occur, all the smoke from carbonization must be recovered thus making this source of pollution eliminated. The process of by-product recovery is a progress to technology because it shows the possibility of liquid effluents being disposed off and in a careful manner.
Industrial production of charcoal has considerable economic value because it comes with new opportunities for generating revenue through licensing fees and taxation (Arnold, Köhlin & Persson 2006). In both developing and developed countries, all businesses that practice industrial burning of charcoal are subjected to taxation and licensing fees which are partly reinvested by economies to create sustainable value chains in the country. Sustainable value chains in these regions include developing sustainable charcoal sourcing policies and encouraging restoration of forests after cutting down of trees. Sustainable production of charcoal by industries is beneficial to the economy because in itself, charcoal production is a labor intensive process. Industrial production of charcoal in under developed regions has to create new opportunities for employment. Being a labor intensive process, industrial charcoal production employs large numbers of people at distinct phases of production and distribution (Angelsen et al., 2014). Sustainable production of charcoal helps support rural development from a decentralized process and production. Due to the reduced levels of smoke from technology, this production can ensures a healthy-dividend nation that operates cleaner combustion that is easy to handle.
To the end of technological and economic progress under regional constraints, industrial charcoal production policies are designed within the context of sustainable development and the progress in economy and technology have ensured participants adhere to the planning process of sustainability. With the use of modern Kilns, charcoal burns more cleanly and reduces the amount of green house gases in the atmosphere and in the event of gases exposure, the technology of recovery makes it easy to dispose unwanted gases carefully from the atmosphere. The payment of taxes and licensing fees among individual practicing industrial production of charcoal has also made it easier to create an economically balanced society from the vast number of employment opportunities created. The comparative advantages in technology and economy practices show how energy sources are fully exploited in stimulating regional economic growth. For this reason, interest in charcoal in developing countries is set to shoot and the steps to promote sustainable communities using technology and the economy followed.