In response to deforestation, the energy crisis, and environmental pollution, there is an increasing call to replace traditional wood charcoal and coal charcoal as fuel energy with biomass charcoal briquettes.
Why is biomass charcoal briquette a good alternative fuel choice?
Biomass charcoal briquettes can now be used as an alternative fuel with a huge market potential for the following reasons:
- The raw material is mostly waste biomass. It has the characteristics of easy acquisition, low cost, and wide sources. At the same time, this can help improve the recycling rate of agricultural biomass waste.
- Reasonable biomass charcoal making process can be pollution-free. And the briquette charcoal emits less smoke and toxic chemicals like sulfur when burned.
- Biomass charcoal briquettes can be processed into many shapes and sizes for easy storage and use.
- Biomass charcoal is rich in carbon elements and has high calorific value.
- The demand for sustainable and environmentally friendly energy sources is growing in the Philippines, the government has implemented policies and initiatives to support the development and application of renewable energy sources, including biomass charcoal.
What are the biomass materials for charcoal briquettes in the Philippines？
As an agricultural country and a tropical rainforest country, the Philippines has large and abundant supplies of biomass resources, including agricultural wastes, forest residues, animal wastes, and municipal solid wastes.
Currently, the popular biomass materials for briquette charcoal making are sawdust, rice husks, sugarcane bagasse, and coconut shells.
Although the charcoal making process of these materials is slightly different in some details, the general production process is the same. Here we will take sawdust as an example.
How to make charcoal briquettes from sawdust?
Sawdust has a low ash content and high carbon content (50% w/w), making it ideal for making charcoal briquettes for residential cooking. Here is the sawdust charcoal making process:
1 Collect sawdust:
Collect sawdust from wood processing plants, furniture manufacturing factories, or other sources.
Dry the sawdust in the sun or a sawdust rotary dryer to remove extra moisture. Sawdust with a high moisture content will not carbonize properly and may produce low-quality charcoal.
The dried sawdust is then carbonized at a temperature about 300°C to 500°C for several hours until it turns into charcoal.
4 Crush and sieve the charcoal:
The charcoal is then crushed into small pieces and sieved by a 60 mesh filter.
5 Prepare the binder:
Mix the tapioca with water in a pan and then heat on the stove until the mixture coagulates.
6 Mix the charcoal with the binder:
The charcoal is mixed with the binder at a ratio of 1:3 (charcoal to binder).
Compress the mixture with a charcoal briquette machine to obtain briquettes with desired shape and size.
The briquettes are then dried in the sun or using a dryer to reduce their moisture content and make them easier to handle and store.
9 Packing and storage:
The final step is to pack the briquettes in bags or boxes and store them in a dry place away from moisture and direct sunlight.
Note: To increase the calorific value of biomass charcoal briquettes, you can mix in coal powder, charcoal dust, carbonized coconut shells, carbonized straw, etc.
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Biomass charcoal briquette machine for sale in the Philippines
Briquette charcoal making machine determines the shape, size, and density of biomass charcoal briquettes. Therefore, choosing a suitable charcoal briquette machine is the prerequisite for a profitable biomass charcoal plant.
The biomass charcoal briquette press has won the market with its low price, large production capacity, solid structure, and simple maintenance.
Learn more about Ftmmachinery charcoal briquette machine
- The price can be as low as Php 55,000.
- The capacity ranges from 2.2 t/h to 50 t/h, which can meet the needs of biomass charcoal plants of different scales.
- It is powered by electricity.
- It is easy to operate and maintain.
- Our charcoal-making machines enjoy a one-year warranty and reliable after-sales service to efficiently solve any problems.
- Briquette charcoal is available in many shapes and sizes for different applications.
Note: We do not provide carbonization equipment, please make sure your biomass material has been carbonized before feeding into the charcoal briquette machine.
Biomass charcoal briquettes are increasingly popular in the Philippines due to their affordability, sustainability, and versatility. This makes it profitable for investors to set up biomass charcoal briquette plants to turn waste into energy.
Ftmmachinery supplies solid and cheap charcoal briquette machines, which can efficiently turn your carbonized biomass raw materials into charcoal briquettes.
Please note that we do not provide carbonization machines. Make sure your raw materials are carbonized corn cob, carbonized coconut shell, carbonized rice husk, carbonized sawdust, carbonized bamboo, etc.
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