We are serious about the quality of our coconut shell charcoal briquettes and utilize the strictest quality control measures at all stages of production, from shell selection to final packaging of the briquettes. We can produce up to 300 tons per month of high quality briquettes.
We work with dozens of suppliers and farmers who transport high quality coconut shell directly to our production centers around Indonesia. We only use coconut shells from fully mature and fresh coconuts to ensure improved yields and quality during charcoal production. The coconut shells are then manually inspected and cleaned before carbonization. We always make sure to store our coconut shells under dry conditions.
We believe the charcoal used in briquettes is the most important factor determining quality of the final product. We produce our own raw charcoal from carefully selected coconut shells. Our production process results in charcoal with a high fixed carbon content and low volatile matter and ash content. Volatile matter which results in more smoke and odors during briquette lighting are driven out during ourcarbonization process. We do not use water to cool down the charcoal and let it naturally cool over several hours. Thus we ensure using only high quality charcoal in the production of our briquettes.
After carbonization, the coconut shell charcoal is crushed and then thoroughly sieved to remove excess ash. Thus we are able to maintain ash content in the briquettes below 2.5%. After this the charcoal is powdered to a fine consistency. This powder is then mixed in an industrial mixer with approximately 4% of a natural, eco-friendly binder such as tapioca starch, until the charcoal powder is all uniformly coated. The binder allows the charcoal powderto stay intact during pressing and briquette production.
We do not mix any other substances or chemicals such as wood charcoal, nitrates, sawdust, borax, lime etc. These additives are commonly added by some briquette manufacturers as filler to reduce production cost or to achieve some desired characteristic such as faster lighting times (which usually results in shorter total burn time). Our briquettes are 100% natural and do not release any harmful smoke or odors during burning. Shisha smokers and grillerscan rest assured!
The mixture of coconut shell charcoal powder and binder is fed into a briquette pressing machine and then manually sliced to produce individual briquettes in the desired shape. Popular briquette shapes for shisha/hookah are 25mm or 26 mm cubes and 20x50mm or 20x35mm hexagonal. For barbecue, briquettes are usually made in hexagonal shapes with hollow centers. We pay strict attention to ensure individual briquettes are uniformly and neatly shaped with straight and smooth edges and faces.
After briquetting, the individual briquettes are dried until the moisture level is below 5%. The lower moisture level allows for quicker lighting and full combustion of the briquettes. We use industrial ovens, drying at up to 80 degrees Celsius to ensure the briquettes are fully dried before packaging. Strict monitoring of the drying process ensures no cracks form inside the briquettes. After drying, the briquettes are cooled down to room temperature before packaging.
We pack our coconut shell charcoal briquettes according to customer requirements. 1 kg of briquettes may be clear plastic wrapped and several 1 kg packages inserted in master carton boxes (of 20kg, 30kg etc. weight) before being stuffed in shipping containers. We can also print individual color carton boxes with inner plastic liningto fit 1kg, 3kg or any desired weight of briquettes. These printed color boxes are then placed in master carton boxes which are stuffed in the shipping containers.
Charcoal making machine ( production line ) is a series of machines that mainly going through the wood crusher to pulverize the raw materials into sawdust with a diameter less than 5mm, after drying by the airflow type of sawdust dryer or rotary type of sawdust dryer to reduce the moisture, and then use the briquette machine to shape the material, and then put into the carbonization furnace for carbonization.
This series of biomass carbonizing machines can process wood branches, sawdust, rice husk, coconut shells, straw, bamboo, plan kernel shells, and other waste biomass materials into charcoal. And the charcoal products can be hookah or shisha charcoal, barbecue charcoal, honeycomb coal, and various types of charcoal briquettes.
As the professional manufacturer and supplier for biomass charcoal machines, the Shuliy factory can customize the charcoal plants and provide overall processing solutions for domestic and abroad customers with preferential prices.
Industrial charcoal processing equipment is essential for the modernization of charcoal production. Different specifications of charcoal production lines and charcoal processing solutions have improved production efficiency for thousands of charcoal processors and created considerable benefits.
The charcoal production line is a general term for a series of charcoal and coal processing equipment. By designing the performance and configuration of these charcoal making machines, we can produce various types of natural charcoal, lump charcoal, round shisha charcoal(30mm,33mm, 40mm), cube hookah coal(25*25mm), barbecue charcoal, honeycomb coal, hexagonal charcoal, etc.
Charcoal machines usually include single charcoal machines and complete processing lines. Regardless of the scale of charcoal plants opened by charcoal processors, they usually need to use a certain number of charcoal machines to complete the production.
For example, sawdust making machine, sawdust dryer, pini kay briquette machine, lump charcoal powder grinder, charcoal & coal briquettes forming machine, coal & charcoal briquettes dryer machine, etc. They all play an important role in the process of charcoal production.
Charcoal machine production line is a variety of charcoal equipment combination of short. The main equipment of the charcoal machine production line includes a crusher, dryer, briquette machine, and carbonization furnace.
The raw materials for making charcoal can be sawdust, rice husk, fruit shell, straw, logs, branches, scraps, and other biomass materials. The humidity of the raw material should be less than 12%. The production area of the charcoal making machine production line needs to be more than 50 square meters, the height needs to be more than 4 meters.
Natural lump charcoal: all kinds of woodblocks, log sections, small branches, and straw. Such as oak, hardwoods, beech, pine, elm, bamboo, cotton stalk, etc. Many agricultural and forestry wastes, such as straw, corn stalks, peanut husks, corn cobs, rice husks, palm kernel shells, coconut husks, etc. can also be used as raw materials for charcoal processing.
The type of wood crusher can be selected according to the raw material size and humidity to be carbonized. The dryer and the sawdust briquette machine, are the dedicated machinery to produce machine-made charcoal. According to the raw material, dry humidity, and production requirements, the dryer can be divided into airflow dryer machines and rotary dryer machines.
These two kinds of dryers have the advantages of automatic feeding, the smoke outlet is not channeling material, the outlet is not spraying material. The briquette machine capable of automatically controlling temperature is able to adjust the compactness of the biomass rods at any time to further ensure the quality of the rods. The charcoal produced by charcoal machine production equipment is of big density, small size, good flammability, can replace firewood and coal burning.
Basic output charcoal making machine is a variety of charcoal equipment combination of short. The main equipment of the charcoal briquettes production line includes the crusher, dryer, briquette machine, and carbonization furnace.
The machine-made charcoal produced by the charcoal production line gradually replace people's original kiln burning charcoal, let people's production costs greatly reduced, production profits greatly doubled. The charcoal processing plant is a variety of charcoal equipment combination of short. The main equipment of the Charcoal production line includes a crusher, dryer, sawdust briquette machine, and carbonization furnace. Charcoal production line of raw materials can be sawdust, rice husk, fruit shell, straw, logs, branches, scraps, and other materials. The humidity of the raw material should be less than 12%. The production area of the Charcoal production line needs to be more than 50 square meters, the height needs to be more than 4 meters.
The charcoal production line is a series of machines that mainly going through the sawdust crusher to pulverize the raw materials into 10mm particles, after drying by the dryer, and then use the sawdust briquette machine to shape the material, and then put into the carbonization furnace for carbonization.
The dryer and the sawdust briquette machine, are the dedicated machinery to produce machine-made charcoal. According to the raw material, dry humidity, and production requirements, the dryer can be divided into airflow dryer machines and rotary dryer machines.
These two kinds of dryers have the advantages of automatic feeding, the smoke outlet is not channeling material, the outlet is not spraying material. The sawdust briquette machine capable of automatically controlling temperature is able to adjust the compactness of the rod at any time to further ensure the quality of the rod.
Charcoal making machine can turn waste into treasure, make full use of all available agricultural and forest resources, through the sawdust briquette machines high temperature and high pressure made into the machine-made rod, and then the machine-made bar is transformed into smokeless, tasteless, and non-toxic machine-made charcoal rod by the equipment of the carbonizing furnace.
Machine-made charcoal is widely used in agriculture, industry, environmental protection, smelting, civil life, and other categories. With people's increasing demand for charcoal, the automatic charcoal production line which can be used for efficient production is becoming more and more popular.
General charcoal machine production line is composed of a series of basic charcoal making equipment such as crusher, dryer, sawdust briquette machine, and carbonization furnace, such a production line often need at least 3-5 people for charcoal production.
On the basis of the original equipment, the automatic charcoal making line added some special equipment such as screw feeder, rotary screen, distributor, and net belt conveyor, fully realized automatic production of charcoal.
In recent years, the development of the environmental protection industry is more and more rapid, environmental-friendly charcoal production industry has gradually caused social attention, machine-made charcoal is also more and more favored by the majority of market users. The increased demand for machine-made charcoal makes the charcoal machine equipment and charcoal production process of the charcoal making machine for sale constantly innovative development. Charcoal production line which can produce medium-output and high-quality machine-made charcoal has become an urgent demand in the market.
Charcoal production line according to the raw material and production demand can be very flexibly collocated. Shuliy machinery can also provide customers with a reasonable and efficient charcoal production line equipment scheme free of charge according to the requirements of customers. Shuliy machinery based on many years of charcoal machine production and sales experience and reasonable adoption of many customers from different countries use experience and feedback suggestions, sorted out the basic medium charcoal production line for customersreference and selection.
At present, the most conventional charcoal processing technology is mainly divided into two types: 1. Sawdust briquettes making first, then carbonizing. 2. Raw materials carbonizing first, then briquetting. Based on the current charcoal production process, our factory has designed the following charcoal production lines that are most popular in the market.
Our factory designed sawdust charcoal production lines with output of 2-3t/d, 4-5t/d, and 8-10t/d according to the needs of many domestic and foreign customers. The main factors affecting the output of charcoal are the configuration of the production line and the choice of the machine model.
The process of charcoal briquettes plant generally starts with the carbonization of raw materials. Then, the charred coconut shell charcoal and rice husk charcoal will be crushed and stirred (with a certain proportion of binder) to make briquettes.
And we will use different charcoal briquettes molding machines to press the carbon powder into different shapes and sizes. The charcoal briquettes production line usually includes a continuous carbonization furnace, charcoal crusher, wheel grinder mixer, briquettes extruder, briquettes dryer, etc.
Note: the main equipment in this project is the briquettes extruder machine. By changing with different extruding molds, we can customize the briquettes' shapes. Besides, we always match the charcoal extruder with charcoal cutting devices to determine the briquettes' sizes and lengths.
Note: the shisha charcoal press machine is very important for this plant, which can determine the specifications of the hookah charcoal you made. Its press molds can also be exchanged to make both cube and round shisha charcoal. The common size of square shisha charcoal is 20*20mm, 25*25mm. And the round hookah coal is 30mm, 33mm, 35mm, 40mm.
Note: the ball press machine is the key equipment in this production line. Raw materials for this machine can be charcoal powder and coal powder. And its press molds can be changed for making BBQ charcoal with various shapes and sizes. The output of the barbecue charcoal processing line can be customized between 1-20t/h.
Note: the honeycomb coal forming machine is the main machine in this plant. The raw materials can be charcoal powder, coal powder, rat poison powder, candle fluid, etc. The common shapes of the finished product are mainly honeycomb, square, and hexagon. The honeycomb coal machine is currently very popular in Uganda, Congo, Afghanistan, Vietnam, and other countries.
The medium-output charcoal production line is based on the basic output charcoal production line, the reasonable configuration of some convenient and efficient supporting equipment. Such as a screw feeding machine, which can achieve the continuous transmission of materials, saving production time.
Replacing the commonly used airflow dryer machine with a large rotary dryer machine can achieve a better drying effect and improve the drying speed of materials. In the process of rod-forming, 5 sawdust briquette machines are used to work at the same time, and the efficiency of the sawdust briquette machine is increased exponentially.
Which can save the time to accumulate finished briquettes, realize continuous carbonization of the carbonizing furnace, improve work efficiency, and greatly increase the output of machine-made charcoal.
Most of the foreign customers who order this medium-output charcoal production line value the potential of the charcoal consumption market in their hometown or even country, followed by the rich raw material market and high rate of return on investment. Most Shuliy customers who purchased the medium-output charcoal production line said: the medium-output charcoal production line has a short payback period, low cost, high production efficiency, and economic benefits.
The output of charcoal making is unable to set the upper limit, no matter how much output of charcoal production line you need, we can give you the best advice! As long as you provide the raw materials and production requirements, we Shuliy machinery is fully capable of providing you with a customized version of the charcoal making plan according to your investment budget.
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Are you about starting a charcoal making business? If YES, here is a complete sample charcoal briquettes production business plan template & feasibility report you can use for FREE. Okay, so we have considered all the requirements for starting a charcoal production business. We also took it further byanalyzing and drafting a sample charcoal briquettes marketing plan template backed up by actionable guerrilla marketing ideas for charcoal production businesses. So lets proceed to the business planning section.
When it comes to starting a new business, one easy to set up business that requires to a very large extent low start up capital which an aspiring entrepreneur who is looking towards starting a business can start is charcoal production and distribution company.
All you need to do to launch this type of business is to register the business, secure a shop and then have a steady supply of coal, et al. This type of business is suitable for locations where residents use more of coal stoves than kerosene stoves, gas cookers or electric cooker.
One other thing that you ought to have in mind is that you have to undertake an exhaustive market research and feasibility studies. Why is this so? Well, this is especially so because you will need all the information you can get to build a standard and profitable coal production and distribution business. Below is a sample charcoal production and distribution company business plan that will guide you towards crafting yours with little or no stress;
Charcoal basically is a type of flammable fuel commonly burned as an energy source for stoves and furnaces et al. Coal is also primarily used for electricity generation and steel production. For the purpose of this business plan, we will be concentrating on coal that is used for cooking via coal stoves and furnaces.
Coal stove is used mainly in communities where people cant afford cooking gas or as an alternative to cooking gas; in places where it is highly suitable to make use of coal as a burning fuel as against cooking gas or even kerosene. In rural areas in Nigeria and in most African and Asia countries, coal stoves are popular because it is cheaper to afford when compared to a gas cooker or kerosene stoves.
In Nigeria for instance, it is easier, convenient and cheaper to find entrepreneurs who into the sale of barbecue, bean cake, fried or roasted yam and plantain, the sale of cooked or roasted corns, and even people who run roadside canteen make use of coal as a burning fuel (coal stoves). This is the reason why coal production and distribution business is a thriving business enterprise in developing and underdeveloped countries scattered all across Africa, Asia and South America.
The coal production and distribution line of business for the purpose of cooking is indeed a thriving line of business and pretty much active in Africa, Asia and South America they generates several millions of US dollars annually from several registered and unregistered small scale, medium scale and big coal production and distribution business scattered all around Africa, Asia and South America. This line of business is responsible for the employment loads of people directly and indirectly all around the world.
Any aspiring entrepreneur who is considering starting coal production and distribution business whether on a small scale or on a large scale should ensure that he or she conducts an exhaustive market survey and feasibility studies so as to get it right. The truth is that, this type of business do pretty well when it is strategically positioned. Places where there are loads of poor people and low income earners are also ideal for this type of business.
Over and above, coal production and distribution business is a profitable business venture and it is open for any aspiring entrepreneur to come in and establish his or her business; you can chose to start on a small scale with just a shop in a street corner or if you have the capital and business exposure, then you can chose to start on a large scale producing charcoal not for the Nigerian market, but for international market as well via exportation.
Philip Okonkwo Charcoal Production & Distribution Company is a standard charcoal production and distribution business that will be based in Enugu Enugu State, Nigeria. We are registered under the Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).
Although we intend starting out from a small shop servicing businesses and household in an around Enugu City, but that will not in any way stop us from maximizing our potential in the charcoal production and distribution line of business. We hope to grow the business beyond Enugu Enugu State to other cities in Nigeria and also other nations of the world.
Our business goal as a charcoal production and distribution company is to become the number one choice of businesses and household in Nigeria and also to international merchants who are into the exportation of charcoals from Nigeria to other countries of the world.
As a business, we are willing to go the extra mile to invest in building a standard charcoal production and distribution company that wont in any way go against the law of the Nigeria and also to hire efficient and dedicated employees. We have been able to secure permits from all relevant departments both at local government level, state level and national level.
Philip Okonkwo Charcoal Production & Distribution Company is set to redefine how standard charcoal production and distribution business should be run, not just in Enugu Enugu State, but also in the whole of the Nigeria. This is why we have put plans in place for continuous training of all our staff at regular interval.
No doubt the demand for charcoal is not going to plummet any time soon because there will always be people who cant afford gas cooker, kerosene and electric stoves et al, which is why we have put plans in place to continue to explore all available market around the communities where we intend retailing our charcoal.
In the nearest future, we will ensure that we create a wide range of distribution channels all across Nigeria and the global market. With that, we know we will be able to maximize profits in our business.
Our strongest selling point at Philip Okonkwo Charcoal Production & Distribution Company is the unique distribution channels. There is hardly any customer that will purchase our charcoal who would not want to come back and make more purchase we take delight in welcoming repeat customers over and over again.
Philip Okonkwo Charcoal Production & Distribution Company will at all-time demonstrate her commitment to sustainability, both individually and as a firm, by actively participating in our communities and integrating sustainable business practices wherever possible.
We will ensure that we hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards by meeting our customers needs precisely and completely. We will cultivate a working environment that provides a human, sustainable approach to earning a living, and living in our world, for our partners, employees and for our customers.
Our plan is to position Philip Okonkwo Charcoal Production & Distribution Company to become the leading brand in the charcoal production and distribution line of business. This might look too tall a dream but we are optimistic that this will surely come to pass because we have done our research and feasibility studies and we are enthusiastic and confident that Enugu Enugu State which is also known as the Coal City is the right place to launch this type of business before spreading to other cities in Nigeria.
Philip Okonkwo Charcoal Production & Distribution Company is a family business that will be owned by Mr. Philip Okonkwo and his immediate family members. Mr. Philip Okonkwo is an astute business man who has been able to start and grow several businesses before starting Philip Okonkwo Charcoal Production & Distribution Company. He has a degree in business administration from the University of Nigeria Nsukka and also an alumnus of Lagos Business School.
We are very much aware of the importance of having very good products and services. This is one of the reasons why we have made great plans to have the best of products and services. At Philip Okonkwo Charcoal Production & Distribution Company we produce and distribute / retail charcoal all across Nigeria and the international market.
Our intention of starting Philip Okonkwo Charcoal Production & Distribution Company is to make profits from the Charcoal production and distribution line of business and we will do all that is permitted by the law in Nigeria to achieve our business aim and ambition.
Our mission is to build a highly profitable and thriving charcoal production and distribution company whose products can be found all across major cities in Nigeria. We want to build a business that will be one of the biggest exporters of charcoal from Africa to other parts of the world.
Ordinarily, we would have succeeded in running a charcoal production and distribution business with few employees, but as part of our plan to build a top flight national charcoal production and distribution business in Enugu Enugu State, we have perfected plans to get it right from the onset which is why we are going the extra mile to ensure that we have competent employees to occupy all the available positions in our company.
The picture of the kind of charcoal production and distribution business we intend building and the business goals we want to achieve is what informed the amount we are ready to spend to ensure that we build a standard business, dedicated workforce and robust distribution network.
Due to our drive for excellence when it comes to running a standard charcoal production and distribution business, we were able to employ some of the finest business consultants in Enugu State Nigeria to look through our business concept and together we were able to critically examine the prospect of the business and to access ourselves to be sure we have what it takes to run a standard charcoal production and distribution business that can compete favorably in the charcoal production and distribution line of business.
In view of that, we were able to take stock of our strengths, our weakness, our opportunities and also the threats that we are likely going to be exposed to in Enugu Enugu State, Nigeria and also in other cities that we intend retailing our charcoal.
Our strength lies in the fact that we produce and distribute charcoals all across major cities in Nigeria and we also export charcoal. We have state of the art charcoal production facility and equipment that has positioned us to meet the demand of charcoal in Nigeria even if the demand tripled over night or if we have a massive order to meet and emergency need.
Another factor that counts to our advantage is the background of our Chief Executive Office; he has a robust experience in the industry and also a pretty good academic qualification to match the experience acquired which has placed her amongst the top flight business men in Nigeria. We are not ignoring the fact that our team of highly qualified and dedicated workers will also serve as strength for our organization.
We do not take for granted the facts that we have weaknesses. In fact, the reality that we are setting up a coal production and distribution business in a city with other smaller and larger charcoal retailing businesses might likely pose a challenge for us in breaking into the already saturated market in Enugu Enugu State.
In essence our chosen location might be our weakness. But never the less, we have plans to launch out with a big bang. We know with that, we will be able to create a positive impression and we have a proper handle when it comes to building on already gather momentum.
The opportunities available to us are unlimited. Loads of people make use of coal stoves and purchase charcoal on a daily basis and all what we are going to do to push our push our coal to them is already perfected. Enugu and other similar towns in Nigeria is just ideal for coal production and distribution business because loads of people who resides in this locations and businesses make use of coal stoves as against gas cookers, kerosene stoves or electric stoves hence there is a large market for coal.
The threat that is likely going to confront may be in the area of competing with already established charcoal production and distribution businesses in Enugu Enugu State and also there are other entrepreneurs who are likely going to launch similar business within the location of our business.
Of course, they will compete with us in winning over the available market. Another threat that we are likely going to face is unfavorable government policies and economic downturn. Usually economic downturn affects purchasing / spending powers.
It is common trend in the charcoal production and distribution business to find charcoal retailers positioning their business in locations and communities where the average households make use of coal stoves as against gas cookers, kerosene stoves or electric stoves. If you make the mistake of positioning this type of business in highbrow areas, you are going to struggle to make headway in the business.
Lastly, in the bid to stay afloat and continue to make profits from this line of business, most people that retail charcoal tends to look beyond the market in their immediate community to international market. This is why you will find standard charcoal production and distribution companies engage in exporting charcoal to other countries of the world where the demand of quality coal is high.
When it comes to retailing charcoal, there is indeed a wide range of available customers. In essence, our target market cant be restricted to just a group of people, but all those who make use of coal stoves or coal furnace. One thing is certain there are no restrictions to the demographic and psychographics composition of the target market for charcoal.
This goes to show that the target market for charcoal is wide and far reaching, you can create your own make niche yourself to serve a specific purpose. In view of that, we have conducted our market research and we have ideas of what our target market would be expecting from us.
First and foremost, the fact that anybody with a business cum retailing skills and the required start up capital can decide to start charcoal production and distribution business means that the business is open to all and sundry hence it is expected that there will be high level competition in the industry. There is hardly any busy community or even street that you wont find one or more people retailing charcoal especially on a small scale level.
As a standard charcoal production and distribution company, we know that gaining a competitive edge requires a detailed analysis of the demographics of the surrounding area and the nature of existing competitors. And even if you are successful at first, new competitors could enter your market at any time to steal your regular customers. Hence we will not hesitate to adopt successful and workable strategies from our competitors.
Another competitive advantage that we have is the vast experience of our management team, we have people on board who are highly experienced and understands how to grow business from the scratch to becoming a national phenomenon. Our large and robust distribution network and of course our excellent customer service culture will definitely count as a strong strength for the business.
One thing is certain, we will ensure that in future, we open our outlets in various cities not just in Enugu State, but also all across Nigeria. With that our brand will be well communicated and accepted nationally.
Lastly, our employees will be well taken care of, and their welfare package will be among the best within our category (startups charcoal production and distribution companies) in the industry, meaning that they will be more than willing to build the business with us and help deliver our set goals and achieve all our aims and objectives. We will also give good working conditions and commissions to freelance sales agents that we will recruit from time to time.
Philip Okonkwo Charcoal Production & Distribution Company is established with the aim of maximizing profits in the charcoal production and distribution line of business both in Enugu State and throughout key cities in Nigeria and we are going to go all the way to ensure that we do all it takes to sell our charcoal both in retail and wholesale to a wide range of customers who make use of coal stoves and coal furnace et al.
Philip Okonkwo Charcoal Production & Distribution Company will generate income by simply selling charcoal; we are in the charcoal production and distribution line of business to retail charcoal to households, businesses and small scale charcoal retailing business.
One thing is certain when it comes to charcoal production and distribution business, if your shop is centrally positioned and easily accessible in a place where the average household make use of coal stoves, you will always attract customers cum sales and that will sure translate to increase in revenue generation for the business.
We are well positioned to take on the available market in Enugu Enugu State and every other state in Nigeria where our charcoal will be sold and we are quite optimistic that we will meet our set target of generating enough income / profits from the first six month of operations and grow the business and our clientele base.
We have been able to critically examine the charcoal production and distribution line of business and we have analyzed our chances in the industry and we have been able to come up with the following sales forecast. The sales projections are based on information gathered on the field and some assumptions that are peculiar to startups in Enugu State Nigeria.
Below are the sales projections for Philip Okonkwo Charcoal Production & Distribution Company, it is based on the location of our business and other factors as it relates to small scale and medium scale charcoal production and distribution company start ups in the Nigeria;
N.B: This projection is done based on what is obtainable in the industry and with the assumption that there wont be any major economic meltdown and there wont be any major competitor offering same product and customer care services as we do within same location. Please note that the above projection might be lower and at the same time it might be higher.
Before choosing a location to launch Philip Okonkwo Charcoal Production & Distribution Company, we conduct a thorough market survey and feasibility studies in order for us to be able to be able to penetrate the available market in Enugu Enugu State and other cities where we intend positioning our business.
We have detailed information and data that we were able to utilize to structure our business to attract the numbers of customers we want to attract per time and also for to compete with other kerosene retailing business.
We hired experts who have good understanding of the charcoal production and distribution line of business to help us develop marketing strategies that will help us achieve our business goal of winning a larger percentage of the available market in Enugu State and Nigeria at large.
In other to continue to be in business and grow, we must continue to sell our charcoal to the available market which is why we will go all out to empower or sales and marketing team to deliver our corporate sales goals. In summary, Philip Okonkwo Charcoal Production & Distribution Company will adopt the following sales and marketing approach to sell our charcoal;
Regardless of the fact that our charcoal production and distribution business is a standard one that can favorably compete with other leading charcoal production and distribution business in Nigeria as a whole, we will still go ahead to intensify publicity for all our products and brand. We are going to explore all available means to promote Philip Okonkwo Charcoal Production & Distribution Company.
Philip Okonkwo Charcoal Production & Distribution Company has a long term plan of opening outlets in various locations all around Enugu State and other key cities in Nigeria which is why we will deliberately build our brand to be well accepted in Enugu Enugu State before venturing out to other cities in Nigeria. As a matter of fact, our publicity and advertising strategy is not solely for selling our products but to also effectively communicate our brand.
In view of that, our prices will conform to what is obtainable in the industry but will ensure that within the first 3 to 6 months our charcoal are sold a little bit below the average prices when compared to other charcoal retailing businesses in Enugu State Nigeria. We have put in place business strategies that will help us run on low profits for a period of 6 months; it is a way of encouraging people to buy into our brands.
The payment policy adopted by Philip Okonkwo Charcoal Production & Distribution Company is all inclusive because we are quite aware that different customers prefer different payment options as it suits them but at the same time, we will ensure that we abide by the financial rules and regulation of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
In view of the above, we have chosen banking platforms that will enable our client make payment for farm produces purchase without any stress on their part. Our bank account numbers will be made available on our website and promotional materials to clients who may want to deposit cash or make online transfer for the purchase of charcoal in wholesale.
In setting up any business, the amount or cost will depend on the approach and scale you want to undertake. If you intend to go big by renting a place, then you would need a good amount of capital as you would need to ensure that your employees are well taken care of, and that your facility is conducive enough for workers to be creative and productive.
The tools and equipment that will be used are nearly the same cost everywhere, and any difference in prices would be minimal and can be overlooked. As for the detailed cost analysis for starting a charcoal production and distribution business; it might differ in other countries due to the value of their money.
We would need an estimate of N750, 000 to successfully set up a standard and world class charcoal production and distribution company. Please note that this amount includes the salaries of all the staff for the first 3 month of operation.
No matter how fantastic your business idea might be, if you dont have the required money to finance the business, the business might not become a reality. Finance is a very important factor when it comes to starting a business such as charcoal production and distribution business. No doubt raising start up capital for a business might not come cheap, but it is a task that an entrepreneur must go through.
Philip Okonkwo Charcoal Production & Distribution Company is a family business that is owned and financed by Mr. Philip Okonkwo and his immediate family members. We do not intend to welcome any external business partner which is why we have decided to restrict the sourcing of the start up capital to 3 major sources.
N.B: We have been able to generate about N250,000 (Personal savings N200, 000 and soft loan from family members N50, 000) and we are at the final stages of obtaining a loan facility of N500, 000 from our bank. All the papers and document have been signed and submitted, the loan has been approved and any moment from now our account will be credited with the amount.
The future of a business lies in the numbers of loyal customers that they have the capacity and competence of the employees, their investment strategy and the business structure. If all of these factors are missing from a business (company), then it wont be too long before the business close shop.
One of our major goals of starting Philip Okonkwo Charcoal Production & Distribution Company is to build a business that will survive off its own cash flow without the need for injecting finance from external sources once the business is officially running. We know that one of the ways of gaining approval and winning customers over is to retail our charcoal a little bit cheaper than what is obtainable in the market and we are well prepared to survive on lower profit margin for a while.
Philip Okonkwo Charcoal Production & Distribution Company will make sure that the right foundation, structures and processes are put in place to ensure that our staff welfare are well taken of. Our companys corporate culture is designed to drive our business to greater heights and training and re training of our workforce is at the top burner.
As a matter of fact, profit-sharing arrangement will be made available to all our management staff and it will be based on their performance for a period of three years or more. We know that if that is put in place, we will be able to successfully hire and retain the best hands we can get in the industry; they will be more committed to help us build the business of our dreams.
Rice husk charcoal is formed by insufficient combustion of rice husk when heated to below its ignition temperature. Rice huskis the outermost part of thericeseed which is a hard layer and a waste material fromricemilling. Therefore, the raw materials for producing rice husk charcoal are abundant and low in cost. The production of rice husk charcoal is a low-cost and high-yield business.
There are two ways to make charcoal from rice husks, one is to directly carbonize it into charcoal through a carbonization furnace, and the other is to first make a shaped rod and then carbonize it into charcoal. Here we will introduce these two methods separately.
There are two types of carbonization, one is carbonization by a self-made charcoal kiln, and the other is carbonization by machines. As you know, we are a professional charcoal equipment manufacturer, so here we focus on the production of rice husk charcoal by machine. In addition to the cost of the carbonization furnace is higher than the self-made carbon cellar, other aspects such as the charcoal quality, output, flue gas treatment, etc., the carbonization machine win perfectly.
In theory, all carbonization furnaces can be used to carbonize rice husks. In comparison, we recommend continuous carbonization furnaces. If you know about continuous carbonization, you know that this machine is suitable for carbonizing materials less than 5cm, and the material humidity needs to be less than 20%. The rice husk fully meets the requirements.
Rice husk is rich in cellulose and lignin, so it can be made into briquettes with a briquette-making machine. Due to the small size of the rice husk, it does not need to be crushed and can be used directly to make rods. But it should be noted that the moisture content must be controlled below 12%.
There is a huge demand for charcoal briquettes in the Middle East, especially in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and UAE. However the production of charcoal in the Middle East is in nascent stages despite the availability of biomass resources, especially date palm biomass. The key reason for increasing demand of charcoal briquettes is the large consumption of meat in the region which uses charcoal briquettes as fuel for barbecue, outdoor grills and related activities.
The raw materials for charcoal briquette production are widely available across the Middle East in the form of date palm biomass, crop wastes and woody biomass. With a population of date palm trees of 84 million or 70% of the worlds population, the potential biomass waste from date palm trees is estimated at 730,000 tons / year (approximately 200,000 tons from Saudi Arabia and 300,000 tons from Egypt). Date palm trees produce huge amount of agricultural wastes in the form of dry leaves, stems, pits, seeds etc. A typical date tree can generate as much as 20 kilograms of dry leaves per annum while date pits account for almost 10 percent of date fruits.
The fronds and trunks of date palm trees are potential raw materials for charcoal because of the potential to produce high calorific value and low ash content charcoal. Leaf waste will produce a low calorific value due to high ash content. In addition, woody biomass waste such as cotton stalks that are widely available in Egypt can also be a raw material for making charcoal. The contribution of the agricultural sector in Egypt is quite high at 13.4%.
Charcoal is compacted into briquettes for ease in handling, packaging, transportation and use. Briquettes can be made in different shapes such as oval, hexagonal, cube, cylinder or octagonal. An adhesive (called binder) is needed for the manufacture of the briquette. Two common binders are saw dust and corn starch.
Continuous pyrolysis is the best technology for charcoal production. Continuous pyrolysis has the ability to handle large biomass volumes, the process is fast and smoke production is negligible. When using conventional pyrolysis technology (or batch carbonization), the process is lengthy, processing capacity is small and there are concerns related to harmful smoke emissions.
Apart from charcoal, continuous pyrolysis also gives bio oil, wood vinegar and syngas. Syngas can be converted into electricity by using a gas engine or converted into a wide variety of biofuels through different processes. Bio oil can be used as boiler fuel and marine fuel. Wood vinegar can be used as biopesticide and liquid organic fertilizer. Low water content in date palm waste fronds and trunks make it very suitable for thermochemical conversion technologies, especially pyrolysis and gasification.
Charcoal can also be used for the production of activated charcoal/carbon. Activated carbon is used by a lot of industries for purification processes. In addition, a number of industries that are using petcoke as fuel can switch to charcoal due to its better combustion properties and eco-friendly nature.
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After that we are left with less harmful charcoal lump with lots of good qualities; it is little more than carbon, leaves very little ash after burning out, burns hotter and lights faster than briquettes.
Briquettes are made from sawdust and leftover woods that are burnt down the same way as lump charcoal. Unlike lump charcoal,additives are in the process of making briquettes, unlike lump charcoal which is pure wood.
Jeff Allen, executive director of theNational Barbecue Association, says I have seen a lot of experts who prefer the lump charcoal over briquettes, simply because charcoal can have a regional, cultural aspect.
I immediately noticed just how hot the hardwood stuff got and, before I knew it, how quickly it burned out. Things get especially tricky if youre aiming to use lump hardwood charcoal for the kind of grilling session that can stretch over a span of several hours.
Jeff Allen from the National Barbecue Association points out thatcharcoal generates more smoke than briquettes, which could be a problem with strict rules like apartments, retirement communities or even condos.
I use lump mixed with large chunks of wet and dry hickory for low and slow cooking. I used to struggle to get the lump coals to light until I discovered lighting from the top down. To do this, arrange your lump charcoal and wood chunks in your cooker, then fill a chimney halfway with either lump charcoal or briquettes and light itwhen the coals in the chimney are lit, dump them in on top of your lump charcoal and wood chunks in your cooker. The lit coals burn down through the unlit fuel in your cooker. It is easy to control the temperature since you start out with a cold cooker. I use a remote probe style thermometer to track the temp of my grill and my food while it slow cooks.
Later I fell in love with BBQ. I used many fuels. Oak was best, or any hardwood available. Once again it must be coals. A friend once loaded up his BBQ with oak logs to cook a ham. In three hours the ham was covered in thick creosote. A lost day. Oak must be burned down to coals first, else too much smoke.
On my horse ranch I always had an oak tree down from lightening or other causes. I sawed the logs into three inch rounds. Let them cure in off-center stacks. Then broke them up in chunks with a sledge hammer. Then burned them down into perfect BBQ coals. Then shoveled them into to the grill.
I grew up in Venezuela, and we grill pretty much every weekend huge chunks of beef. I never saw a briquette until I came to the United States. I went to the store to get some charcoal, got a bag and went grilling, then I was surprised how all pieces were the same size and shape. And also surprised on how terrible that charcoal was.
Allow 5 hours. A serious barbecue to die for: 1. Find a dead oak tree. 2. Prime chainsaw. 3. Cut oak tree into smallish pieces. 4. In an indentation in the ground start fire approximately 1:00 p. m. for dining at 6:00 p. m. 5. Have up to 3 building bricks in each corner for height control. 6. Place large metal grating on top of 2 or 3 bricks. 7. Prepare steak (or lamb loin chops, pork, stuffed rainbow trout, or.) with oil and herbs. 8. Barbecue to taste. 9. Finish off meal with barbecued bananas in their skin until skin is 100% black. Slit open lengthwise and add sugar and lemon, or maple syrup or even chocolate. Enjoy.
So Ive only ever had a problem with cheap briquettes or charcoal. But what Ill take from this is briquettes are good for low and slow and charcoal is good for searing my sou vide steaks. That hopefully will eliminate a lot of time lighting and give me a higher temp for a quick sear. Thanks for the write up. Ps Im not into taking sides here. Just want to enjoy the positives of each side.
Weber kettles work best with briquettes, like Royal Oak. They are designed to deal with the excessive ash, and the burn can be regulated by counting the briquettes, which are around one ounce each (28 grams). Each one gives bout 20 degrees, F. Used to be 25 but the Accountants started running the charcoal briquette companies and downsized the coals. Anyways, 40 briquettes with the vent setting on any kettle BBQ will cook most weekend meals.
Ceramic Kamodo style cookers need lump charcoal. Their design has one great virtue, excellent vent systems and one great flaw, no space below the firebox for ash to collect without impeding the bottom vent. The rapid burn is controlled and slowed by the vents. In fact, Kamodo cookers use less charcoal, although its 3 x as expensive, than kettles. You can smother the fire after cooking and save the leftovers. Difficult to do with kettles, they usually burn out.
So depending on your Barbecue pick one or the other. Briquettes in a Kamodo is a disaster and sometimes the reason people dont like ceramic cookers. Lump in a Weber style kettle gets fiercely hot and is uncontrollable in my experience. You will get a sear heat for about 40 minutes.
Im surprised that nobody has mentioned the all natural hardwood briquettes. Best of both worlds. I use the Cowboy brand as that is what is available in my area, but I think there are a few others as well. Trader Joes used to have their own brand for a few years, but I cant seem to find them any more.
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