Schengchang, a new Chinese clean air company, recognized that China had become the largest CO2 emitter in the world by 2008. Because of its rapid development, China had become dependent on coal, which was detrimental for the environment and contributing to toxic air pollution.
To combat this problem, Shengchang, developed Biomass technology. Biomass, which significantly reduces carbon emissions, uses agricultural waste from farmers and is considered "clean fuel." In fact, burning 10,000 pounds of biomass instead of coal reduces about 14,000 tons of CO2 per day. This both lessens air pollution and increases the income of farmers, who are paid in exchange for their waste. The company has developed six types of Biomass "briquettes" that are used for boilers and stoves.
Schenghang's technological developments are both innovative and promising for the future of China's environment.