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Calorific value of charcoal and charcoal briquette's raw material

Updated: Sep 26, 2023

There are many types of charcoal & charcoal briquette which we all know very well, from natural charcoal such as coconut shell charcoal, wood lump charcoal, to briquette type such as sawdust charcoal briquette and coconut charcoal briquette.

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Indonesia Coconut charcoal briquette calorific value illustration
Coconut charcoal briquette calorific value illustration

Calorific value is one of the most important quality item that we need to check on their specifications. It represents the amount of energy present in fuel (charcoal and charcoal briquette) which is determined by the complete combustion. However, have you ever wondered, how much calorific value does it have for each of its original raw material? Below is the data we got from Tajalli's (2015) research:

  • Palm Fiber 3.340 cal/kg

  • Palm Kernel Shell 4.300 cal/kg

  • Palm wood 3.500 cal/kg

  • Leaf sugar cane leafs 3.000 cal/kg

  • Coconut fiber 3.300 cal/kg

  • Coconut shell 4.300 cal/kg

  • Rubber wood tree 4.400 cal/kg

  • Rice husks 3.350 cal/kg

  • Corn cob 3.500 cal/kg

  • Sawdust 4.400 cal/kg

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Based on the above research result, no wonder why coconut shell and sawdust are so popular as grill and barbeque fuel. Indonesia, as one of the largest and best charcoal supplier and exporter, has been worldwide known with its charcoal quality. As Indonesia geolocation is favorable for coconut trees to grow well, it also has wide range of hard wood types as sawdust briquette material.

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Feel free to get in touch with Cocologi for your charcoal and brand inquiries. We will deliver the best quality for you!

Keyword: Charcoal, Charcoal Briquette, Sawdust Charcoal Briquette, Coconut Charcoal Briquette, Wood Charcoal, Coconut Charcoal, Arang, Arang Briket, Charcoal raw material, charcoal calorific value, charcoal raw material calorific value

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