Charcoal Briquettes from Agricultural Waste

Charcoal Briquettes from Agricultural Waste


Charcoal briquettes is powdered or crushed charcoal mashed and molded using binder which

can either be cassava, corn or camote powder. As fuel, charcoal briquettes gives more heat

than ordinary charcoal or wood. It is almost smoked-free and heat is consistent. The fire lasts

longer than ordinary charcoal and can be easily stored or transported because it is lighter in



The briquettes which are hard can be used in industrial ovens instead of using carbon in

melting the metal from iron ore or stone.


Charcoal briquettes can be made from rice hull, coconut barks, twigs or shells or husk and

powder from husk and wooden saw dust, wood trimmings, twigs, branches and the like.

Aside from fuel, the briquettes can be used in different industries such as in making carbon

disulfide, carbon electrodes, carbon tetrachloride, carbon carbide, sodium cyanide and

activated charcoal. Activated carbon is used in filtering air or water.


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