Briquettes for cooking in Africa

Briquettes for cooking in Africa

C.F. Nielsen has engineered and delivered a briquetting plant in Ghana, which includes down-sizing, drying and a BP4000 briquetting plant. The plant will have a capacity of approx. 700 kg per hour.

The objective of the project is to use wood- and agricultural residues to produce sustainable briquettes to replace non sustainable wood fuel and charcoal. The project will support low income groups by providing them an access to a sustainable and economically feasible source of fuel. Our local partner CookClean produces efficient cooking stoves and the fuel will be sold in combination with the stoves.

The project has been supported by a grant from the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO).

The Village Concept can also be extended by a carbonization module, which enables briquettes to be carbonized.

Briquetting factory in Ghana – project supported by NEFCO
Sieving of raw material
Employee feeding raw material into the furnace to generate heat for the dryer
Drum dryer in operation
BP4000 producing 60 mm briquettes from hard wood
Hard wood briquettes in very good quality
The briquettes are being used in boilers and cooking stoves

Interested in starting up a briquetting business in Africa?

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The Village Concept in Africa