Biochar systems include different scales of pyrolytic units, ranging from small scale stoves to bigger facilities, suitable for processing larger amounts of waste biomass and produce energy for community needs. In both cases, the private sector could produce and run the energy units and make biochar systems an opportunity for socioeconomic development. Pyrolytic improved clean cooking stoves can be produced locally with few tools and raw materials, and some prior training enabling local communities to uptake the construction capacity. They can start up local businesses based on the stoves production and distribution, as well as on the fuel production and supply. Biochar can also become a product to be packed and sold in local markets, as indigenous and sustainable soil enrichment system. A quantity-based cash-for-biochar or stove-for-biochar scheme could be arranged, in which women adopting the technology can be paid for the activity of biochar collection and supply.

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