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Common Types of Charcoal and Charcoal Briquettes from Indonesia

Updated: Jan 25

In fulfilling the world export markets, usually producer and exporter of charcoal from Indonesia are focusing on 4 types of charcoal and charcoal briquettes. In this article, we will simply explain those charcoal and charcoal briquettes products:

  • Coconut Shell Charcoal

  • Hardwood Lump Charcoal

  • Sawdust Charcoal Briquettes / Wood Briquette

  • Coconut Charcoal Briquettes

Coconut Shell Charcoal

Coconut Shell Charcoal Illustration

For this type of charcoal, commonly in Indonesia, it is one of the most well-known charcoal of any charcoal and charcoal briquettes types. As there are abundants sources of coconuts shell which are available easily in Indonesia, this charcoal is relatively cheaper compare to others. After the shells are gathered, the remaining left of coconut's meat are being cleaned, as well as separating the fiber.

Then it goes to dry process under the sun naturally, to decrease any moisture left inside the shells. After it has been dried, the coconut shell is being carbonized by burning it on several hours or even days, depends on the specification and our needs..

Hardwood Lump Charcoal

Wood Charcoal

In Indonesia, Hardwood Lump Charcoal is barely being used as burning fuels. Lately, there are many types of hardwood that exported to worldwide such as Mahoni woods, Cocoa woods, and Tamarind woods. Which one is the best? Well, it depends on end user specification, and of course their costs. On the other hand, each of hardwood lump charcoal, obviously, have their own moisture composition, calorific value, and how much hardness does it have.

Sawdust Charcoal Briquette

Sawdust Charcoal Briquette

Sawdust Charcoal Briqutte, as its name, it is being made from wide range of sawdust sizes. These types of charcoal briquettes are 100% made from natural material of sawdust and mix with any filler like starch. As it has same characteristic of lump charcoal with lower cost, it become popular among grill lover. However, in terms of raw material demands, it is also being used as biomass fuel for power plan and agriculture usage.

Coconut Charcoal Briquette

Coconut Charcoal Briquette Pillow Shape

More less, it has same composition with sawdust charcoal briquettes. However, instead of using sawdust, the main material is coconut shell, which are mixed together with starch, and shaped inside the extruder and molding.

Stay tune for any post regarding each of charcoal usage and characteristic!

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