How to make sugarcane briquettes:
Updated: Feb 19, 2018
Check out these tips from Azeus:
1. The first thing you need to do is collect sugarcane bagasse. It doesn’t matter if the bagasse are smaller or larger in size. 2. Dry the sugarcane in direct sunlight to reduce moisture content from about 50% to less than 18% before being carbonized. This is important in saving on the cost of energy used during carbonization. 3. Now we need an old metal barrel with a lid. Using the electric drill, make a few holes in the base of the barrel. Each hole needs to be 1.5 inches in diameter and should be closer to the center. Then, place some bricks on the ground and balance the barrel on them. 4. After the bagasse are properly carbonized, it is time to form the briquettes. Use a charcoal powder briquette machine. 5. Finally, you need time to let the briquettes cool.
In conclusion, whether you are going to produce your own charcoal briquette or purchase from a local seller (we recommend Potter's Briquettes), consider sugarcane bagasse as a feasible and profitable idea.