Most investors need a long preparation time to start a new charcoal plant because charcoal production is a large project, which not only requires sufficient funds but also chooses high-quality charcoal production equipment and learns comprehensive production technology. So, for a novice, what full preparations are needed to start a complete charcoal production plant?

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Why choose Shuliy charcoal making machines?

As a configuration manufacturer of charcoal making machines, Shuliy Machinery not only provides the highest quality equipment for customers but also provides related technical consulting services for free, which can solve any problems encountered in the process of charcoal production for customers.

During the years of production and sales of charcoal machines, we have encountered various problems from customers. We have used professional technical knowledge to give you the most reasonable and effective explanations to help you solve various problems encountered in production and use.

charcoal briquettes processing plant
the charcoal briquettes processing plant

Factors to consider when starting a charcoal plant

A complete charcoal production line consists of raw materials, production equipment, workshops, workers, and finished charcoal.

Charcoal processing workshop

For charcoal production sites, usually not too large or too good sites are not required. For a charcoal producer with a daily charcoal output of 1 ton, it only needs a plant area of about 70 square meters. When the factory building is constructed, the height should be more than four meters, which can leave enough space for the equipment.

This area is mainly for host equipment, and crushing equipment and drying equipment for auxiliary production can be placed outdoors. Many charcoal machine manufacturers can customize the machine according to customer requirements, so the requirements of the plant are not the most important.

Raw materials

The raw materials for producing charcoal must be sufficient and cheap. Common raw material sources: A.Forestry residues: sawdust, wood shavings, bamboo shavings, branches, bark, pine seed shells, nutshells, etc. B. Agricultural residues: rice hulls, hemp stalks, corn cobs, beanstalks, sorghum stalks, cotton stalks, cotton husks, sunflower husks, peanut husks, and harder straws. C.Industrial residues: sugar aldehyde residue, roasted rubber residue, sucrose residue, etc.

There are two requirements for raw materials for the production of charcoal: 1. The raw materials must be granules, granules size below 3-6mm. 2. The moisture content of raw materials cannot exceed 12%.

Charcoal machine and power

If the customer’s raw materials are not pellets, an additional grinder must be added. An additional dryer is required for raw materials with a moisture content of more than 12%. If the raw materials are not granules, 4 pieces of equipment, pulverizer, dryer, sawdust briquette machine, and carbonization furnace are generally required.

The equipment for producing charcoal usually uses three-phase electricity. To produce 1t of charcoal, about 250 kWh of electricity is needed. If the customer’s raw materials are granules with a diameter of less than 1cm, 3 pieces of equipment, sawdust briquette machine, dryer, and carbonization furnace are required. It takes about 180 kWh to produce 1 t of charcoal.