Residents of Sta. Magdalena, Sorsogon were trained on charcoal briquetting technology last October 26-27, 2022.
The DOST-FPRDI training was conducted thru the request of Mayor Mark Jewery G. Lozano who was searching for ways to maximize the agricultural wastes in their area, which include coconut shells and husks, and pili shells. According to the Sta. Magdalena LGU, it is planning to establish a local organization to aid in the development of livelihood, particularly on charcoal briquettes production.
A charcoal briquette is a compacted mass of fuel material made from a mix of charcoal fines and a binder, and molded under pressure. It is less messy than ordinary charcoal and easier to handle because it is compact and uniform in size.
Learn about DOST-FPRDI’s charcoal briquetting technology here: https://bit.ly/3SX3qSw
(Photos courtesy of Forester Christian Amante)