Submitted by: The Mountain Institute
Implemented country: China
Title: Compressed Earth Block (CEB)
Compressed Earth Block (CEB) is an economical, environmentally friendly brick that can be used worldwide. Especially in poor regions and areas hit by natural catastrophes, this brick can facilitate rapid (re)building of infrastructure. The Mountain Institute (TMI) designed the machine for producing these bricks for exactly this purpose. The locally produced machine creates jobs and can relatively easily be operated by inexperienced workers.