VCC Builds 1st High Efficiency Kiln
VillageCoco Charcoal has finished producing the 1st High Efficiency Mini-charoal Kiln based on designs from the www.charcoalproject.org. Charcoal Project Organisation as a non-project NGO who’s vision is the largescale and widespread deployment of energy efficient solutions for the world’s 3 billion people who depend on wood, charcoal, and other biomass fuels for cooking and heating.
Traditional charcoal production is an art and calls for a great deal of skill. The pit method of charcoal production results in about 15% to 20% of the charge by weight being converted. Improved methods can raise the yield to about 30%. The mini-charcoal kiln, which is a improved version of the one used in the traditional Filipino process, to make coconut shell charcoal, yields over 30% high grade charcoal from an 80 kg charge of firewood. Village Coconut Charcoal will test this sample and then make 10 more in the month of May. If successful we would like to roll these out across the region to improve the productivity and profitability of our registered supplier base.