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ASP Board Member on NPR: “Can Cuban Charcoal Turn Up the Heat on U.S. – Cuba Relations?”

ASP Board Member on NPR: “Can Cuban Charcoal Turn Up the Heat on U.S. – Cuba Relations?”

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ON NPR’s Morning Edition, Carrie Kahn reports from Cuba about how independent farmers are clearing land from Marabu, an invasive species, and turning it into charcoal. That charcoal is then used as fuel to produce energy and exported as a high-quality fuel for pizza ovens or barbecues. The report highlights how Scott Gilbert, an ASP Board Member, signed the first deal to export anything to the United States in over fifty years.

The charcoal is being sold in the United States under the Fogo brand name.

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