Coconut shell is an important raw material used to produce charcoal briquette. And coconut shell charcoal have wide applications in many fields because of its features and advantages. In Malaysia, coconut is the fourth important industrial crop after oil palm, rubber and paddy in terms of total planted area and it is an important export country of coconut products. Due to its high carbon content and hardness, coconut shells are an excellent raw material source to produce activated carbon. Activated carbon manufactured from coconut shell is considered superior to those obtained from other sources. They typically have a tighter, more microporous pore structure and tend to be harder, more resistant to abrasion and lower in ash than similar grades of coal-based carbons.
Advantages of Coconut Charcoal Briquettes
Firstly, coconut shell charcoal is completely environmental friendly.It is made of 100% sustainable natural resources thus will ensure
the sustainable development. In addition, an important property of coconut shell is that the ash content and lignin are 0.61% and 36.51% respectively. These proves that the coconut shell will be easy to briquette and the products will produce less ash to the environment when burning.
Secondly, the coconut shell charcoal briquettes are very safe to use.
Coconut shell is obtained after the coconut oil and water is removed, so it will contain little moisture in this material, which will make the product very easy to ignite and safe to use. On the other hand, it is safe if you want to cook indoor. Because it doesn’t emit any toxic or sulfur gas.
Thirdly, coconut shell charcoal briquette is made of coconut charcoal carbonized first and then crushed, processed by charcoal powder making machine, it can be made into different shape charcoal briquettes. Coconut shell charcoal has a much higher calorific value than usual hardwood charcoal briquettes, so it can be used both indoors and outdoors. Besides, it can also be used in food industries like BBQ, stove fuel and metallurgy industry.
Coconut Industry in Malaysia
Coconut plays an important role in Malaysia. About 63% of coconut production is for domestic consumption and 37% is for export and
industrial processing. The domestic demand for coconut products takes in the form of fresh coconut, tender coconut, coconut oil and processed cream powders. In terms of exports, the country has seen an increase in the export of end-products of coconut such as desiccated coconut, coconut milk powder, coconut shell charcoal briquette and activated carbon. Just for reference, in 2007, exports of coconut and coconut-based products was valued at RM 485,771,416 an increase from the RM466.2 million in 2006.
The project of making charcoal briquette with coconut shell in Malaysia can not only protect the environment but also will help you to benefit. On one hand, use the coconut shell to produce charcoal will reduce the hag of the rain forests. On the other hand coconut shell charcoal briquette have a good sold in China, Europe etc. So, it must be a good project to make coconut shell charcoal briquette in Malaysia. Pleasure to let you know that Azeus is a trustable manufacturer of charcoal making machine. And if you have any need, feel free to contact us.