Category Archives: Briquettes


Charcoal Briquette Enterprise Development: Lessons from the Harvest Fuel Initiative

Please join us for a special webinar exploring the development and scaling up of alternative briquette fuel enterprises.  March 5th from 10 – 11:30 am Eastern Standard Time   Winrock & U.S. EPA Cook Stoves & Indoor Air  U.S. EPA | Winrock International | Webinar Archive Charcoal Briquette Enterprise Development: Lessons from the Harvest Fuel Initiative March, 5, 2014 10:00 a.m – 11:30 a.m Eastern Standard Time (EST) Charcoal briquettes made from various types of biomass feedstock have the potential to displace unsustainably produced charcoal and significantly reduce biomass consumption, but there are several factors that need to be taken into consideration before scaling … Continue reading

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Haiti: A char briquette entrepreneur’s perspective

“Our approach is not to disrupt traditions.  If people don’t want to change from charcoal, then as an outsider you won’t be able to convince them.  As a cheaper, “drop-in” replacement for traditional charcoal, green charcoal is an elegant compromise,” says Haiti-based social entrepreneur, Eric Sorensen

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NEWS: What’s good for the panda is good for the cookstove

There is evidence that bamboo charcoal burns cleaner than wood charcoal and with comparable heating and energy values. Charcoal production is another way for families to diversify their livelihoods and earn some additional income, and the relatively limited investments required for the simple charcoal-making process make it an income source that is accessible to many.

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NEWS: Fuel briquettes from groundnut shells

(Via HEDON) “In Gambia, Anthony Tabbal has established a business making fuel briquettes from groundnut shells. He was inspired to do this by his concern over deforestation in the country, with many trees being felled for firewood and charcoal making.”

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