Sector: Consumer Goods, Energy, Manufacturing / Industry & Engineering / Conglomerate
Chapter: ICBA

Rousey Village, Sangkat Steung Meanchey, Khan Meanchey, Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA
  • +855 (0)23 512 1888


KGC is an award-winning social enterprise registered in Cambodia, which produces environmental friendly char-briquettes. Through innovative technologies, KGC is able to transform biomass waste, like coconut shells, in high-quality green char briquettes. Compared to the traditional charcoal KGC’s char-briquettes burn longer and make less smoke and sparks, thus resulting in a better, healthier and safer product. By selling its green char-briquettes on the local market, KGC reduces the demand for traditional charcoal and consequently contributes to a reduction of deforestation and thus of CO2 emissions.


KGC was created in Cambodia in 2008 as a project by two NGOs (GERES: Group for the Environment, Renewable Energy and Solidarity; PSE: Pour un Sourir d’Enfant) with the aim of alleviating poverty and reducing deforestation in Cambodia, by developing a local economic activity: production and sales of environmental friendly char-briquettes from recycle biomass wastes.
Four years later, in 2012, KGC has been incorporated as an independent private company by Carlo Figà Talamanca, the current CEO. Since then, KGC has been growing in terms of sales, employees and environmental impact.
With its work and commitment, KGC has displayed tangible impact to the environment and the poor communities in Cambodia, and in recognition of that, it was awarded in 2014 the “International Ashden Prize” for avoided deforestation and for innovative clean and energy efficient technology used in the charring and drying process. Today KGC has reached a production capacity of 100 tons per month and it keeps growing.



Carlo Figà Talamanca

+855 97 815 9256
Visal Sim
Accountant & Admin Manager

+855 92 666 078