Coconut charcoal briquette Indonesia – Briquettes are an energy source derived from biomass used as petroleum and energy derived from fossils. Different types of briquettes can be made from raw materials that we find in our daily life, such as coconut husks, rice husks, charcoal, sawdust, corn cobs, leaves, etc.
The production of briquettes is done by pressing or compacting the process which aims to increase the calorific value per unit area of biomass to be used as alternative energy so that large amounts of energy are produced with relatively low biomass.
Coconut husks or coconut husks, which today are the raw material for charcoal briquettes, are most often discarded. In fact, coconut shells can be used as raw materials to be transformed into charcoal, which in turn can be transformed into innovative value-added products.
Indonesia is a potential provider of coconut products
Indonesia coconut shell charcoal briquettes have great export potential. One factor is the quality of coconut charcoal briquettes Indonesia, which are considered the best in the international market. Coconut Charcoal Briquettes are an alternative fuel widely used for cooking, especially for grilling food, e.g. B. in Europe, in Middle Eastern countries for shisha cigarettes, while in Asia, e.g. In South Korea and Japan, for example, coconut shell charcoal is used, while briquettes are used in Indonesia for cooking.
Restaurants, because Indonesian coconut shell charcoal briquettes can generate more heat than mangrove charcoal or charcoal briquettes. In addition, coconut shell charcoal briquettes are also safer and more environmentally friendly as they do not harm plants such as mangroves or produce smoke. Moreover, it is linked to the very sensitive issue of global warming.
Benefits of Using Coconut Charcoal Briquettes
Coconut briquettes are generally used for cooking. People usually use these briquettes to prepare different kinds of dishes, the process of which needs to be burnt first, such as barbecue, steak or what we often see is grilled satay.
In the countries of the Middle East, these briquettes are generally used to consume “sisha”, a type of cigarette smoked using a device with multiple flavors. If you still don’t know, you can research it yourself.
In addition, in Middle Eastern countries, charcoal briquettes are also widely used to burn home fragrances. For Europe and American countries, coconut shell charcoal briquettes are generally used for heating and also for heating spas. But also often used to burn pans for the cooking process.
Effect of Briquette Type on Calorific Value
The calorific value of different types of briquettes. It can be seen that charcoal briquettes have the highest calorific value, which is about 6058.62 cal/g, while the lowest calorific value is that of briquettes made from rice husks with value calorific value of 3072.76 cal/g.
Meanwhile, the calorific value of coconut briquettes is quite high, about 5,780 cal/g and for teak sawdust briquettes, 5,478.99 cal/g. The high calorific value makes combustion more efficient and saves on the use of briquettes.
With a great export market opportunity, it means the demand for coconut shell raw materials will also increase. Small and medium enterprises should take this opportunity to use coconut shells. Coconut charcoal briquettes are the only market where demand exceeds supply, i.e. H many demands cannot be met due to limited raw materials.
In order to avoid the shortage and ensure the availability of raw materials for coconut shells, there is a need in the future to sell in the form of processed products in order to provide more value and maintain the sustainability of the products. long-term natural resources of Indonesia. Hopefully, even amid the Covid-19 pandemic currently sweeping the world, this will not dampen the enthusiasm of Indonesian entrepreneurs to enter the export market.