Retort for the production of barbecue charcoal and biochar from local waste wood

Retort for the production of barbecue charcoal and biochar from local waste wood Olis coal

Charcoal and biochar from waste wood
Barbecue charcoal often reaches consumers via long transportation routes and from dubious sources. Locally produced charcoal from scrap sawmill or landscape wood would be much more ecological. A small retort with a capacity of 1m3 of wood and complete exclusion of oxygen can be used to convert local wood into high-quality charcoal. For this purpose, wood cuttings from a local sawmill or poor quality hardwood are manually fed into the retort and converted into coal of the highest quality over 4 - 8 hours. This can generate additional income on a forestry operation or a part-time farm and also reduce the burden on the environment. The waste heat can be used via a heat exchanger to heat living space or for drying processes, e.g. in the timber industry.
Charcoal retort

In 2018, Oliver Reinhard, a young forest science student, discovered that most barbecue charcoal bought in Switzerland comes from faraway countries such as Poland or Namibia.
The sources are often obscure and the quality inferior, meaning that a lot of smoke and harmful exhaust gases are produced during combustion.
Oliver has solved the problem by producing his own charcoal from waste from a neighboring sawmill and using a retort with complete exclusion of oxygen. This locally produced barbecue charcoal sells well to sustainability-conscious customers and barbecue professionals.

Regija podrijetla
Vrsta drva
Reciklirano ili otpadno drvo
Podrijetlo drva
Potencijal za povećanje uporabe drva
> 20'000 m³ for Switzerland
Odgovarajuća vrsta drva
Residual and waste wood
Potencijal održivosti
Nutzen regionaler Ressourcen und verbessertes Waldmanagement
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Reduces overexploitation in forests abroad.
Reduces transportation.
Avoids harmful exhaust gases.

Jednostavnost provedbe
Retort must be purchased. Coal production is simple.
Gospodarski učinak
Added value for the local wood value chain
Učinak na zapošljivost
Generates local employment
Učinak na prihod
higher margin
Potrebna posebna znanja
Troškovi provedbe (Euro - €)
30000.00 €
Glavno područje
Proizvodi, tržišta, razmjena
Industrije utemeljene na šumama, bio / kružna ekonomija
Ključne riječi
Charcoal upcycling retort
6. Rast bioekonomije temeljene na šumi kroz kaskadnu uporabu i proizvode dodane vrijednosti
Digitalno rješenje
Zemlja podrijetla
Regija podrijetla
Područje primjene
Regionalno / podnacionalno
Početak i kraj godine
2023 - 2025
Kontakt podatci
Vlasnik ili autor
References and Resources
Referenca projekta
Barbecue charcoal and biochar
Projekt u okviru kojeg je informativni list kreiran
Rosewood 4.0