Some parts of Morocco are poorly equipped with wood, which is nevertheless an important source of energy. In addition, some regions are implementing public policies that prohibit logging, preserving forests, but putting people in difficult positions.
This is what led the founder of BeGreen to explore the biomass energy track in 2013. Its integration into the Enactus network was a real springboard.
BeGreen aims to replace wood with a bio-sourced substitute. For this, the company harvests sawdust, coffee grounds, and horse manure from partners and suppliers. These three elements are assembled in a factory and then dried. This is how logs are made, which have the double advantage of having a high calorific value and a lower price than the market.
BeGreen’s customers are traditional Hammams and individuals, in places where wood remains predominant.
BeGreen’s offer makes it possible to conserve the sylvicole resources of Morocco by offering a viable alternative to those who depend on firewood. This is appreciable given their vulnerability. What’s more, this company offers an outlet for previously unused co-products.
BeGreen has many partners (cafes, horse owners …) who offer him raw materials. This is a factor that allows it to drastically lower its production costs, and thus have a competitive offer. In addition, some markets are exclusive to Arab-Muslim countries, especially traditional hammams (so heated over a wood fire). which are much less common elsewhere.
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