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This project named Improved Kiln Efficiency in the Brick Making Industries (IKEBMI) in Bangladesh has been designed to remove barriers to the widespread adoption of energy efficient kilns and energy efficiency practices for the brick making industry in Bangladesh.

The project has taken operational experience from the PDF B Phase (during which a demonstration energy efficient kiln is being set up) and is using those results to implement another 15 demonstration projects over a 5-year project period. Of these 15 demos, six with total of 15 kilns have already been set up in different sites in Bangladesh. The project will achieve its objectives by supporting an integrated set of seven component programs comprising: re-confirmation of all technology options; establishing demonstration projects; technical and managerial capacity development; communications and awareness; financing support; policy and institutional support development; and project management unit support.

It will result in the direct energy savings of 314 kilotons of coal by the end of the project. In the upcoming 15 years, direct greenhouse gas emission reduction should be of 1,470 kilotons of CO2. Moreover, it introduces a gender empowerment component, demonstrating that generating environmentally and socially acceptable jobs is possible. As of December 2012, five energy efficient kilns (Hybrid Hoffman Kiln – HHK), were commercially operational with a total reduction of 16 kilotons of CO2 emission and six kilotons of coal usage.

Production Process of HHK kiln

Salient features of HHK

The Hybrid Hoffman Kiln (HHK) is an attractive alternative. The HHK is: