Who we are
TaiCom Congo Ltd is a company based in DRC and registered under Congolese laws.
TaiCom Congo Ltd works for the environment protection and the wellbeing of the community through developing and implementing CDM projects in Democratic Republic of Congo.
What we do
TaiCom Congo Ltd develops CDM projects in DRC, in the capital city of Kinshasa as pilot town, then all around DRC. TaiCom Congo Ltd is actually working in three environment projects which are:
*Green light project:
‘Green Light’ is an end-use household energy efficiency project that will reduce electricity demand through the retrofit of residential lighting. The project involves the distribution of energy efficient light bulbs (CFLs) to households across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The project will be implemented and managed by TaiCom Congo Ltd in collaboration with key operational partner organizations. The goal of the CDM project is to transform the energy efficiency of the DRC’s residential lighting stock by distributing up to 3 million compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) to households. CFLs will be made available at a large number of distribution points within the area covered by the project. These distribution points will typically be those provided by TaiCom project partners, Residents will come to distribution points with their old incandescent bulbs and exchange them for CFLs with equivalent or greater lumen output. Incandescent bulbs collected during the exchange will be destroyed to prevent leakage. This process will be independently verified. By doing so, the program will abate greenhouse gas emissions through avoided electricity usage, significantly reduce national electricity demand and stress on energy infrastructure, and save individual households money on their electricity bills. The project will also include a significant public education component. Raising awareness through information provided with products, as well as targeted media campaigns will further promote the importance of energy efficiency for the DRC. Such environmental messaging will promote behavioral change, encouraging further energy savings and supporting existing and future government programs. The contribution of the project to sustainable development is significant.
The estimated annual emissions reduction (sequestration) is 200,000 tco2 / year on a crediting period of 10 years, with environmental, economic and social impacts (reduction of GHG emissions, improvement of indoor air quality, and reduction of heating to the house level, support to both health and education access in DRC, etc)
*Konsava project (efficient cooking stoves):
This is an end-use energy efficiency improvement project that will reduce demand for non-renewable fuel charcoal by replacing less efficient household stoves with a more energy efficient design. This design more than halves the requirement for fuel charcoal. The profits generated from the sale of resulting credit are channeled to improving community health centers, and local learning institutions. The project aims to promote the long-term sustainable use of the efficient stoves to reduce greenhouse gases emissions at the household level and encourage their dissemination across Kinshasa and other cities with DRC.
The estimated annual emissions reduction (sequestration) is 200,000 tco2 / year on a crediting period of 30 years, with environmental, economic and social impacts (reduction of GHG emissions, household income improvement, access to affordable and cleaner energy services, rehabilitation of schools and health centers, etc)
*Green village project:
This is an Afforestation and Reforestation project on an area of 6,000 ha. TaiCom Congo Ltd is implementing a project which will ensure monetization of carbon credits produced by tree planting. Tree planting will enhance sustainability of the environment. The emission savings will be brought through replanting of trees (acacia, Jatropha, eucalyptus). The project will contribute to reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, increase in household income, improved indoor health, freedom of women and children from wood gathering chores, increased carbon through in the soil carbon sequestration, increase farm fuel wood production, reduced soil erosion, among others.
The estimated emissions reduction (sequestration) is 123,079 tco2/year, on a crediting period of 30 years, with environmental, economic and social impacts.
The EcoResources (ER) branch works in planting of jatropha which will produce biofuel on a 6,700 ha area.