Tag: charcoal

    Two European cinematic perspectives on the lives of African peasants

    There are two notable films on environmental and social issues in Africa, ‘Thank you for the rain’ and ‘Makala’. Let’s consider each of them separately. Makala is a movie at the intersection of the social and the landscape-contemplative topics. An hour and a half of screen time takes us to the Democratic Republic of the […]

    Students in Oman produce coal from coffee residue
    16 May 2021

    A group of Muscat students have managed to produce quantities of charcoal made from coffee residue. Used coffee grounds are usually incinerated or sent to landfill – and in landfill, rotting coffee grounds generate methane, a greenhouse gas around 34 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Is there a better way to recycle coffee grounds? […]