Coconut briquettes are compacted or pressed block made of coconut shell charcoal. Many industrial countries are now starting to swift their fuel to coconut briquettes as it is a better alternative to sustainable and renewable energy. As not every country can produce coconut briquettes, they have to import the material from other countries. Indonesia is known to be the world’s largest coconut producer that export briquettes to several countries especially in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. This article will explain why those countries are the biggest markets for Indonesia’s coconut charcoal briquettes.
Coconut Charcoal Briquettes in Africa
The demand for biomass energy in Africa is increasing for households, businesses, and industries, as biomass energy is mostly used for daily cooking, space heating, and industrial boilers. Even though there are many alternative fuels such as kerosene and ethanol-based fuels, those fuels are too expensive for most households and institutions. Sometimes, alternative fuels also cannot provide the result as similar to using charcoal.
Due to the high demand for fuels, the people in Africa have a high dependence on fuelwood and charcoal hence resulting in the continued loss of foresting areas over the past decades. Another alternative fuel is needed to support the environmental and sustainability attributes, but still, the price must not higher than the current material that is used. Therefore, coconut briquettes have a high potential to be a source of renewable energy that offers alternative fuel for many of said applications.
Coconut Charcoal Briquettes in the Middle East
The demand for charcoal briquettes in the Middle East is pretty high especially in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and UAE. The main reason for this demand is because of the large consumption of meat which uses briquettes as fuel for barbecue and outdoor grills. Other than that, charcoal briquettes are also used for shisha/hookah. There is a specific demand for shisha charcoal quality which the charcoal used for shisha has to have good hardness and long burning time, but also smokeless and tasteless.
By looking at the needs of the Middle East market, coconut charcoal briquettes seem to be the fittest material for every need of fuels for cooking and shisha. It is because the characteristics of coconut charcoal briquettes are cracks-free, odorless, and smokeless, which makes the coconut briquettes tend to be healthier and safer to use than other material of charcoal briquettes.
Coconut Charcoal Briquettes in Europe
In Europe, coconut charcoal is used for various benefits. Generally, coconut charcoal briquettes are used in barbecue and poultry raising. The activated coconut charcoal is also used as raw material for skincare, medicine, and food. Then, there is a newfound that coconut charcoal can also be used in the development of golf courses. It is mostly used by layering the charcoal with sand and other biomass before the grass is planted to activate the carbon for grass growth.
With many of those demands of coconut charcoal, European manufacturers need to provide coconut charcoal and briquettes that meet the quantity and also the quality of the demand. They need to import from other countries that produce high-quality coconut briquettes because the geographical condition of Europe is not suitable to produce coconut as raw material. Regarding that indication, Indonesia is the best producer of coconut charcoal and briquettes that meet the quality and quantity demand for the European market.
To achieve every use of charcoal briquettes in those countries, the raw material used and the briquetting processes should satisfy every qualification to obtain valuable and high-quality briquettes. Following the demand, Indo Coco Nucifera produces premium briquette with high quality that fulfills the demand needs for African, the Middle East, and European countries. Our coconut charcoal briquette is made from 100% pure coconut and processed with an eco-friendly approach. We are ready to work to create the perfect charcoal product and give exceptional service to you. Contact us now to learn more about our premium product and how to partner with us.