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BAMBOO CHARCOAL

Bamboo charcoal briquettes are ideal for cooking because they burn longer, produces less smoke, no air pollution compared to ‘natural timber’ charcoal. Bamboo charcoal has a much highier absorbitibility than wood charcoal. It can therefore be used for a wide range of applications including purification and absorbtion of impurities and dangerous metals, in drinking water filters, air filters, gas masks, matresses and pillows, as deodorizers, and industrial purification. Bamboo vinegar which is a by product of the bamboo manufacturing process, is used as an ingridient in health products.

Bamboo charcoal has much higher adsorptive than wood charcoal. It can therefore be used for a wide range of applications including purification and absorption, such as in drinking water filters, air filters, gas masks mattresses and pillows, as deodorizers, and industrial purification. Bamboo vinegar which is a byproduct of the bamboo manufacturing process, is used as an ingredient in health products.

Bamboo charcoal is a porous, adsorptive material that can be used for a range of purification application such as preserving the freshness of fruits and vegetables, in health care products, as medicine e.g. dermatophytosis and play assistance role in curing diabetes, beverage and elimination of offensive odours in farm, rooms and compounds, in production of low-toxic agricultural chemicals, in air filters and in industrial processes such as sugar processing. A large amount of bamboo charcoal is used to dispose of water and waste gas in developed countries e.g. America and Japan.

Bamboo charcoal can be used as a catalyst and has much potential in hi-tech applications. It has a very high adsorptive capacity. 1 kg of bamboo charcoal has an absorbing area of over 350m square. It is believed that 100kg bamboo charcoal can absorbed 4kg moisture from the air and purify5000l space in a room.

In Kitil Farm, we train clients on the use of bamboo charcoal kiln and sell bamboo charcoal kiln to them. We call on specialized bodies of the United Nations, funds and programs, The European Union and the Common Fund for Commodities, International organisations, NGOs, CBOs, the Kenya Government, County Governments, private sector and foundations, to support the growing of bamboo for charcoal production since 80 percent of the rural population in sub-Saharan Africa depend on naturally occurring fuel sources for their energy needs. Bamboo charcoal will ease pressure on our forests and tremendously reduce deforestation. This can be achieved through buying seedlings and kiln and distributing to farmers, financing the training on bamboo care and management, and the use of bamboo charcoal kiln.

What are the gloabl prices of charcoal?

Bamboo charcoal industry is a large industry. Big market exist in EU, USA and ASIA with prices ranging from $170 to $300 per ton.

Specific benefits of bamboo farming facts and figures

Bamboo can produce biomass of 19,000 kg/ha and 9-10 tns of bamboo charcoal per hec per year with rainfall of 350-800 mm.
An acre of land will fetch bamboo charcoal worth about Kes 73,000 per year, in an arid region in Kenya.

Where do I get bamboo charcoal making facility?

Kitil farm sells specialised kilns and conduct training on its use. Equity bank and Century finance can provide financing of kiln.

Is bamboo charcoal used to filter drinking water?

Bamboo charcoal is used in many societies to filter drinking water. It was used during the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

Also visit: http://www.kitilfarm.com/bamboo_technologies.php