Kenya is a sovereign state in East Africa. It has a warm and humid climate along its Indian Ocean coastline, with wildlife-rich savannah grasslands inland towards the capital.
The area receives a great deal of sunshine every month, which is very conducive to the growth of sugarcane. Kenya generates about 1.6 million tones of sugarcane bagasse which has enormous potential for exploitation in modern commercial applications. And utilize that to produce charcoal briquette is a very feasible and profitable idea.
The Possibility of This Making Sugarcane Bagasse Briquettes
There are many reasons that can be used to prove that it is feasible to produce charcoal briquettes with sugarcane bagasse in Kenya.
1, the rising fossil fuel prices.
In 2000, the oil industry remained profitable with prices around＄20 per barrel. Today it is estimated that oil prices of more than＄100 per barrel are required in order to incentivize new exploration and production in many prospective regions. And this must boost the prospects for renewable energy.
2, growing interest in bio-energy
Bio-energy is renewable energy made from materials derived from biological sources. It has the the features of : little pollution to the environment during the combustion process; large reserves and renewable; universality and easy to get; available to store and transport, etc.
3, larger amount of materials
It is estimated that currently about 1.6 million tones of bagasse is generated annually in Kenya. Out of this quantity only 25% is economically utilized for the generation of heat for internal use in factory boilers.
4, the less cost of the material.
Collecting bagasse will cost less or zero and it is availability throughout the year without storage problems.
How to Operate Charcoal Briquette Plant
1, The first thing you need to do is collect some sugarcane bagasse. It doesn’t matter if the bagasse are smaller or larger in size. If you like, you can cut up them into smaller size.
2, Dry the sugarcane by direct sunlight to reduce moisture content from about 50% to less than 18% before being carbonized. This was important in saving on the cose of energy used during carbonization. And if the material is too wet, a dryer machine is needed.
3, Now we need and old metal barrel with a lid. Using the electric drill, make a few holes in the base of the barrel. Each hole needs to be 1.5 inches in diameter and should be closer to the center. Then place some bricks on the ground and balance the barrel on them.
4, After the bagasse are properly carbonized, it is time to form the briquettes. Azeus have the charcoal powder briquette machine and charcoal briquette machine all with high quality and easy to install and operate. You can also customize your equipment based on your own needs.
5, Finally, you need time to cool the briquettes.
In conclusion, no matter you are going to produce your own charcoal briquette or invest in establishing factory, consider the sugarcane bagasse as the raw materiel is a feasible and profitable idea