Post On : 30/12/2017
There are so many things can be extracted from coconut. This tree is zero waste. All the parts can be processed, bring in high value products.
The fruit, in addition to spices complement the cuisine, can also be processed into good quality cooking oil, soap and other products. The Husk can be a seat filler luxury cars abroad. Coconut shell can be transformed into carbon charcoal and briquettes for various purposes. In fact, when the round turned into a solid black box briquettes, the value is so sexy.
F. Rahardi, agribusiness analyst, said, the potential of this coconut is very large. This country is also famous to be a producer of world coconut. Citing data from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) by the end of 2012, Indonesia produced 19.4 million tons of coconuts, or the largest in the world. The second and third rank are occupied by the Philippines and India, each with a coconut production of 15.8 million tons and 10.5 million tons. Brazil is ranked fourth with 2.9 million tons. Sri Lanka is ranked fifth with a production of 2.2 million tons.
One of the opportunities that can make profits in coconut processing is the manufacture of activated carbon and briquettes from coconut shell. Two of these products are produced through the process of burning coconut shell. Briquettes are widely used as fuel substitutes, both in large-scale industries and businesses such as restaurants (barbeque). In the Middle East, briquettes are widely used for hookah.
Meanwhile, activated carbon is widely used as a water filter, such as water treatment plants (water treatment plant) because the activated charcoal can absorb the waste content properly. In addition, activated carbon is used as a filter in the brewery. "Once rum is fermented, it must be filtered," Rahardi said.
As a fuel, coconut shell briquettes are a lot of choice because it produces higher heat than regular wood charcoal briquettes. The heat produced is also good and fast evenly, no splashes are disturbing like normal charcoal.
When compared to coal briquettes, the use of coconut charcoal briquettes easier. Coconut charcoal briquettes are easier to burn and easily die. "Coal briquettes are hard. When it's on, the heat is great. The briquettes are more appropriate for industries that do the cooking process throughout the day, "explained Rahardi.
Rahardi said, demand for coconut shell charcoal briquettes is very large. Not only from within the country, the demand also comes from abroad. Even the greatest demand comes from abroad, such as Japan, Korea to the Middle East. This condition also relates to world trends to use environmentally friendly energy sources. Coconut charcoal briquettes derived from renewable natural resources are considered more benign than coal briquettes.