Adding the BPE Shimada Extursion Briquetting Press to the product program has enabled C.F. Nielsen to enter the market for carbonized briquettes. There are two kinds of carbonized briquettes – one where the raw material is carbonized before briquetting and the other where the raw material is carbonized after briquetting. C.F. Nielsen produces the 2nd type, which is high-quality extruded briquettes, with an increasing market trend and increasing prices.
Generally, extruded charcoal briquettes can be categorized as follows:
- Briquettes with a carbon content 80-85% – typically for restaurants. It is a hard product with metallic sound, takes 1 hour to ignite, can burn 5-7 hours. Almost all briquettes in this quality are made from hard woods.
- Briquettes with a carbon content 70-75% – it is a good product for barbecue, it ignites faster, and burns considerably longer than normal charcoal. Briquettes are made from different types of wood and some agricultural residues.
In order to produce good carbonized briquettes, you will need the best raw material with low ash content. Moisture should be below 8% and particles relatively small. Furthermore, the best equipment is needed both in relation grinding, drying, briquetting and carbonization. Equipment should be with PLC controls to secure homogenous quality.
C.F. Nielsen works closely with partners for the chipping, grinding, drying, handling and carbonization processes. Our briquetting expertise is combined with our partners know-how and we can engineer total plants and help supervise the process.
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