How To Make Charcoal Briquettes In Uganda

What are Charcoal Briquettes?

A briquette is a compressed block of coal dust or other combustible biomass material used for fuel and kindling to start a fire. 

How To Make Charcoal Briquettes In Uganda

Below is how Charcoal Briquettes made in Uganda

Mix roughly the blend of soil and charcoal dust then add some water and mix it thoroughly.

Mold the mixture into small round balls or any shape that is suitable for you.

Put it in the sun to dry.

If you want the briquettes to look nice, you can add another layer of charcoal dust” Afuru explains.

What ingredients are in charcoal briquettes?

The ingredients of charcoal briquettes will usually fall under the following: Heat fuel – wood charcoal, charcoal fines, mineral carbon, coal, biomass, etc. 

Burning speed – sodium nitrate and waxes. Sawdust can also be used.

What are the advantages of charcoal briquettes?

Below is the advantages/importance of charcoal briquettes

High combustion value (more than 80% of biomass mass)

Longer burning time as well as a more uniform and stable burning process

Smokeless and tasteless

Lighter (only 1/5 to 1/3 of the original weight)

Cheaper than lumpy charcoal

Easy to handle, pack, transport, and use.

How much are briquettes in Uganda?

The price for briquettes is typically 35,000 USh tonne.

Is the charcoal briquette business profitable?

Turning the material into useful charcoal products is an eco-friendly behavior. The raw material for making charcoal briquettes is very cheap,

but we can get a good price for the finished charcoal products. Thus, this project is a low-investment but high-return business.