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See Modern Charcoal Production Today

More specifically than the use of charcoal in general, the agricultural world, especially organic farming has become one of the current users of charcoal. Charcoal in the agricultural world or commonly known as biochar is widely used because it can withstand nutrients or fertilizers from leaching so that it is widely used for the manufacture of slow release fertilizer, then the pores in the char also become the home of microbes that break down various organic materials become fertilizer to the plant, the pores also improve the physical structure of the soil. In addition, biochar can also keep the soil moisture because water is also easily absorbed in the structure of the pores. Biochar also increases soil pH, is also able to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere (carbon negative scenario), and can last up to tens or even hundreds of years in the soil. These are the things that encourage the use of biochar in the agricultural world, which in short can increase agricultural p…

Bamboo As Biomaterial

The image of some people about bamboo is still negative, which is imagined as a bad bamboo hut and identical with the poor in the countryside. Whereas bamboo is a plant that has many uses and its use is also not inferior to wood. Construction of Barajas airport ceilings in Madrid, Spain for example using bamboo and interior of Toyota Lexus cars, and bamboo sport bikes. The use of bamboo for activated charcoal making is also widely done. Activated carbon is charcoal which is activated that has a large surface area, so it is commonly used for adsorbing filters of various chemical compounds. Over time the utilization of bamboo is also increasingly widespread, and will be very long when described one by one about the products that can be produced from bamboo. The problem that bamboo plantations in Indonesia in particular is also decreasing so it needs to be encouraged including its utilization, especially in the era of bioeconomy that is in sight. Unlike the energy plantation that uses l…

Activated Carbon For Any Industries!

Activated carbon or activated charcoal is a material that is widely used in various industries, as auxiliary processing. Food, beverage, energy, mining and pharmaceutical industries use this activated carbon. The need for activated carbon also continues to increase so that production also needs to be expanded. Indonesia has great potential as a world class activated carbon producer considering the abundance of potential raw materials available.
Currently, large activated carbon producers are located outside Indonesia such as Europe and America. Yet neither Europe nor America have abundant source of raw materials or most imports including from Indonesia. The most favorite activated carbon feedstock today is coconut shell and once again Indonesia is the country with the largest coconut plantation in the world, which is about 3.7 million hectares. Palm kernel shells can also be the raw material of further choices. With a palm oil plantation area of approximately 12 million hectares, palm …