Airterra, Inc.



The company informed NROBI/TC that AirTerra had been involved in Kenya in the past (2009, and 2015). They introduced clean efficient biochar generating cooking stoves for a group in Bungoma, Kenya. They now build TLUD gasifier stoves for their community and they collect the spent fuel in the form of charcoal (Biochar) for the production of a biochar fortified organic fertilizer (compost with a biochar ingredient). The mentioned that it sells well to their farming community. During the company’s 2015 visit, they met with US based company Cummings at their offices in Nairobi to discuss the potential for using a biochar product generated at the Cummings Cogeneration Kenya Ltd. as a feedstock for a more commercial scale version of this product based on the biochar by product of electrical power generation along with chicken-litter generated nearby.

AirTerra is a for-people-and-planet organization that is also a sustainable for-profit company. After AirTerra’s founding in 2009, the primary focus was promoting the use of clean and efficient biochar-generating stoves in developing countries – beginning in Kenya and expanding to Malawi in 2015. During this time (2009 to 2015) AirTerra was also working on a for-profit North American biochar product line. The first significant milestone towards realizing this in Canada was the successful registration of a biochar product with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) — the first in Canada! AirTerra is now ready to sell biochar products.


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