What are  Charcoal Briquettes?

Fuel briquettes are blocks of compressed coal dust, charcoal dust, sawdust, wood chips or biomass, and are used as a fuel in stoves and boilers. Charcoal is a material without plasticity and can not be compressed into shape without adding a binding material. The technology of forming charcoal dust into briquettes,requires a binding material to be  added to the charcoal dust and then pressure is applied  to form fuel briquettes.Two people are required to operate the briquette machine as shown below.Fuel briquettes are good for use in your own home cooking  and for generating income.  Making fuel briquettes can be a sustainable green business since most of the raw materials used in the technology are almost free. Your customers will be happy to buy cheap,  clean fuel . Your neighborhood will be happy with your green business for helping keep their environment clean.

Biomass as Renewable Energy Source
Biomass as a renewable energy source is defined as biological material from living, or recently living organisms. In many countries, people are growing crops and keeping animals. The waste from crops and animals are biomassmaterial that can be used in making fuel briquettes. Agricultural waste materials such as rice husk, coffee husk, coir pith, jute sticks, bagasse (sugarcane waste), groundnut shells, sawdust, mustard stalks, cotton stalks, maize/corn, wheat husk, cattle waste, grass, dry leaves and cassava can all be used in making fuel briquettes.

Green energy Briquettes: Fuel for Stoves and Boilers
Fuel briquettes are blocks of compressed coal dust, charcoal dust, sawdust, wood chips or biomass, and are used as fuel briquettes in stoves and boilers. Smokeless charcoal briquettes are made from carbonized or pyrolysed materials. Fuel Briquettes made from materials that have not been carbonized are a bit smoky.

1.Green recipes for charcoal briquettes making technology

  1. i) 10 kg charcoal dust/fines
  2. ii) 0.3 kg cassava starch

2. Green recipes for charcoal briquettes making technology

  1. i) 40 kg charcoal dust/fines
  2. ii) 4 kg saw dust

iii) 2.5 starch

  1. iv) 1 kg calcium carbonate

3. Recipe for  Charcoal Briquettes making technology

  1. i) 100 kg charcoal dust/fines
  2. ii) 3 kg sodium nitrate

iii) 3 kg sodium borate

  1. iv) 2 kg calcium carbonate/whiting
  2. v) 7 kg wheat starch

4. Recipes for  charcoal briquettes making technology

  1. i) 10 kg charcoal dust/fines
  2. ii) 5 kg saw dust

iii) 1 kg cassava starch

  1. iv) 0.5 kg limestone

5. Recipe for charcoal briquettes making technology

  1. i) 10 kg charcoal dust/fines
  2. ii) 5 kg saw dust

iii) 0.5 kg cassava starch

  1. iv) 0.5 kg limestone
  2. v) 5 kg sandy soil

6. Recipes for charcoal briquettes making technology

  1. i) 10 kg charcoal dust/fines
  2. ii) 5 kg saw dust

Iii) 1 kg mashed newsprint/pulp