How to Make Best Coconut Shell Charcoal Briquette

The coconut shell is composed of coconut fiber (up to 30%) and pith (up to 70%). Its ash content is about 0.6% and lignin is about 36.5%, which helps to turn it into charcoal fairly easily. And coconut shell charcoal is a natural and environmentally friendly biofuel. It is the best fuel substitute against firewood, kerosene, and other fossil fuels. In the Middle East, such as Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and Syria, coconut charcoal briquettes are used as hookahs coals (Shisha charcoal). While in Europe, it is used for BBQ (barbecue). So master the technique on how to make best coconut shell charcoal briquettes, it will bring you great wealth.

Where to get cheap and abundant coconut shells?

To build a profitable coconut charcoal briquette production line, what you should do first is to collect large quantities of coconut shells.

According to the Statistics offered by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Indonesia is the world’s largest coconut producer, with a total production of 20 million tons in 2020. Indonesia has 3.4 million hectares of coconut plantation which is supported by tropical climate. And Sumatra, Java, and Sulawesi are the main coconut harvesting areas. The coconut shell price is so cheap that you can obtain abundant coconut shells in these places.

large scale coconut shells

What is the process of making quality coconut biochar briquette?

The coconut shell charcoal briquette making process is: carbonizing – crushing – mixing – drying – briquetting – packing.

You can put coconut shells into a carbonization furnace, heat to 1100℉ (590℃), and then are carbonized under anhydrous, oxygen-free, high-temperature and high-pressure conditions. And there are three carbonizing machines for your choice. Hoisting, horizontal and continuous carbonization furnace. You can select them according to your needs.

Coconut shell charcoal keeps the shell shape or breaks into pieces after carbonizing. Before making charcoal briquettes, you can use a hammer crusher to crush them into 3-5 mm powders. For this, coconut charcoal powder is much easier for shaping and can reduce the wearing of machine. Because the smaller the particle size, the easier it is to be pressed into charcoal briquettes.

As coconut biochar powder has no viscosity, it is necessary to add a binder and water to the charcoal powders. Then you need to blend them together in a mixer. The more fully mixed, the higher the quality of briquettes. So double shafts horizontal mixer and charcoal wheel grinder(it can also mix powder) are the best choices.

A dryer is equipped to make the water content of coconut charcoal powder less than 10%. Because the lower the moisture level, the better it burns. You can use rotary drum dryer to remove excessive moisture.

After drying, the coconut charcoal powder is sent to a roller-type briquette machine. Under high temperature and high pressure, the powder is briquetting into balls, and then smoothly rolls down from the machine. And we can also provide you with other charcoal molding machines. Such as charcoal extruder machine, hookah press machine, etc.

Finally, when you finish producing best coconut shell biochar briquette, packing is necessary. Because it can be convenient to store and transport coconut biochar briquettes.

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