Charcoal Briquette Making Machine

Charcoal briquette making machine can compress charcoal powder (formed by high-temperature pyrolysis of carbon-containing materials like wood chips, coconut shells, straws, etc.) into solid charcoal briquettes. Equipped with various molds, this machine can produce charcoal briquettes of diverse shapes, such as cylindrical, hexagonal, and more. These charcoal briquettes are easy to ignite, store, and transport, making them widely applicable across various industries. Welcome to contact Beston Group to start your charcoal briquette manufacturing business.

Charcoal Briquette Making Machine

Why Compress Charcoal into Briquettes?

You might question why bother processing biomass into charcoal briquettes instead of directly burning it for energy. However, direct burning poses several drawbacks, including air pollution, low energy efficiency, unpleasant odor, thick smoke, and unstable combustion. Beston charcoal briquette making machine effectively addresses these concerns. The produced charcoal briquettes offer many benefits, including:

  • High calorific value: High-temperature pyrolysis reduces most of the moisture and impurities in raw materials. Pressing into briquettes increases the density of the charcoal. These give charcoal briquettes a higher calorific value.
  • Easy to transport, store, and use: Charcoal briquettes boast a compact shape, uniform size, and low moisture content, making them easy to transport, store, and use. This facilitates convenience for consumers and retailers alike.
  • Cleaner burning: High-temperature pyrolysis removes most volatile substances and impurities from raw materials. As a result, charcoal briquette burns with less smoke, ash, and harmful emissions.
  • Versatility: Charcoal briquettes can be tailored to specific applications by adjusting additives or shapes. For example, give shisha charcoal better flavor, faster ignition, and longer burn time.

Advantages of Charcoal Briquettes

What Can You Get with Charcoal Briquetting Machine?

Biomass or sewage sludge undergoes pyrolysis (carbonization) reaction to become charcoal. Afterward, this charcoal will enter the charcoal briquette production line. Beston Group welcomes your purchase at any time. By seizing this investment opportunity, you will gain:

  • Customized production line: We can offer a flexible production line with tailored molds. This allows you to produce charcoal briquettes precisely according to your desired specifications regarding size and shape. With this production line, you can gain high-quality briquettes continuously.
  • Charcoal with diverse shapes: With this production line, you can reshape charcoal into various shapes of charcoal briquettes, including shisha cube charcoal, pillow shape charcoal, cylinder charcoal, hexagonal charcoal, square charcoal, round hookah charcoal, etc. This diversity caters to different market demands and preferences, expanding your potential customer base.
  • Great profit: You can sell charcoal briquettes to different customer groups based on the various uses of charcoal, thereby gaining substantial profits. For instance, you can sell them to industrial fuel users or those interested in investing in barbecue charcoal or hookah charcoal. You can also serve customers involved in carbon sequestration, carbon credits, and biochar animal feed. Or you can supply to users who want to use charcoal as a reducing agent for metal smelting.

Charcoal Briquette Making Plant

How to Make Charcoal Briquettes?

The charcoal briquettes production process is not complex, mainly consisting of raw materials carbonization process and briquettes making process.

01Raw materials pretreatment process

This step includes drying and crushing of raw materials. Keep the moisture of raw materials below 15% and crush them to a size ranging from 5 to 20mm.

02Raw materials carbonization process

The carbonization is realized by charcoal making machine. In this step, raw materials are carbonized into charcoal (usually small pieces or granules) inside the reactor. The reaction temperature is 380℃to 450℃ in a hypoxic and micro-pressure environment.

  • Step 1- Dehydrate: Remove internal water;
  • Step 2- Demethylation: Remove hydrogen, methane, ethane, carbon monoxide and other mixed biogas;
  • Step 3- Volatile release: Remove tar, methanol, ethylene, and other substances.

03Charcoal briquettes making process

The briquetting is realized by charcoal briquette making machine. Small pieces or granules charcoal from carbonization can be processed into briquettes under a specific pressure. This process necessitates the addition of additional water and binder. The workflow involves crushing/grinding of charcoal, mixing charcoal with binders, and pressing charcoal, drying, etc. More details can be found in the section on the components and functions of the charcoal briquette machine below.

Charcoal Briquettes Production Process

What to Buy From Beston to Make Charcoal Briquettes?

Now that you understand you need a complete production line to make charcoal briquette. Beston’s key equipment can provide you with maximum convenience, helping you produce high-quality charcoal briquettes. Welcome to inquire about prices from Beston Group.

Charcoal making machine – Making charcoal powder

This machine first processes biomass waste into charcoal. Beston Group offers seven models of machines for you to choose from. They can be divided into three types: batch (BST-J), BST-05 PRO, and continuous (BST). Please see the detailed specifications of the different models.

ModelBST-J12BST-J18BST-J40BST-05 Pro (skid-mounted)BST-10BST-30BST-50
Input Capacity12m³/batch18m³/batch40m³/batch0.3-0.5m³/h2-4m³/h7-9m³/h10-15m³/h
Reactor Sizeφ1900mm*L4500mmφ1900mm*L6600mmφ2800mm*L7100mmφ830mm*L5500mmφ1300mm*L14051mmφ1700mm*L14180mmφ2000mm*L14260mm
Land for Equipment (L*W*H, Standard Configuration)9m*6m*6m12m*6m*7m15m*18m*7m10m*8m*3.9m29m*15m*5m30m*15m*8m35m*18m*9m
Weight (Standard Configuration)18T22T34T15T32T35T49T
Energy Consumption (Standard Configuration)11kw/h13.5kw/h25kw/h31kw/h34.7kw/h61.5kw/h116kw/h
Working MethodBatchFully continuous
Feeding Requirement/Size: ≤20mm; moisture: ≤15%; strong liquidity
StructureHorizontal rotationDouble barrel single hearthDouble barrel double hearth
Control MethodControl by buttonsPLC control
Reactor MaterialQ245RQ245+310S
PressureMicro negative pressure
Heating MaterialDiesel, natural gas, heavy oil, biomas, etc.
Heating MethodDirect heating
Noise (dB)≤80
CondenserCirculating water cooling
Rotation MethodExternal gear rotation

Charcoal briquette making machine for sale – Customizable

This machine compresses charcoal into the size and shape you desire. You can send us your requirements, and then we can adjust accordingly. Here are the specifications for 3 common charcoal briquette plants:

Ball press machine:
1. compresses materials into balls (40mm-60mm as normal size).
2. accept customized sizes by changing the molds.

Stamping-type rod making machine:
1. operates at a stamping rate of 40 times per minute.
2. produces 3 rods per stamping.
3. can produce various charcoal rods including square, hexagonal, and cylindrical shapes with lengths not exceeding 8cm.

Hookah charcoal tablet press machine:
1. compresses materials into tablets (Ф15-Ф50mm).
2. operates at a stamping rate of 40 times per minute.
3. produces 9-12 tablets per stamping.
4. yields approximately 20,000 tablets per hour.

Charcoal Briquette Production Line

How about Charcoal Briquette Machine Price and ROI?

Charcoal briquette maker price varies due to multiple factors, including the manufacturer, production process, equipment quality, production efficiency, and transportation costs. Purchasing a charcoal molding device is a significant investment. However, the machine price is just one part of the investment; you also need to consider ongoing operations, maintenance, and profit returns. After all, your ultimate goal is to profit from charcoal production. Before selecting a charcoal molding production line, you should conduct some preliminary calculations, considering the factors:

  • machine costs;
  • raw material costs;
  • local labor costs;
  • maintenance expenses;
  • market price of the final product;
  • transportation cost;
  • energy cost;
  • site investment;
  • etc.

These will all impact your return on investment (ROI). For example, you can emulate creating your own table based on the ROI table for the BST-50 biochar production equipment provided below. Nevertheless, there’s no need to worry excessively, as Beston Group’s professional project consulting team can tailor the most suitable configuration scheme for you based on your budget and project requirements. They will provide expert advice to help you make informed decisions.

Return on Investment of BST-50 Wood Chips Carbonization Project in The Middle East Regin
Project Name5TPH Wood Chips Carbonization
IntroductionAccording to the market data of Middle east region, the estimated ROI report, the various expenses are as follows:
Fixed Investment CostItemDetailsUnitUnit price/USDQuantityAmount/USDRemark
Equipment BST-50Set2500001250000
Transportation From China to Destination PortSet90000190000
From Port to SiteSet580015800
Customs tax0.15Set37500137500
InstallationBeston technician's salaryDay3505017500
Round -trip airticketsEa242024840
Local welderDay651006500Two welders are needed
Local plumberDay65201300
Local laborDay16.850840
Crane forklift etc.Day80302400
MaterialsInstallation materials readySet350013500Foundation, pipe, etc.
License/Ea200012000Environmental, firefighting, etc.
Total amount 502530
Operating CostRaw materialsWood chipsTon10012012000
FuelNatural gasLiter7.252701957.5
Depreciation8 yearsDay209.31209.3
Total amount 14645.7
End Products PriceBiochar0.3Ton680362448030% of input
Wood vinegar0.08Ton12809.6122888% of input
Tar oil0.02Ton4502.410802% of input
Total amount 37848
Daily Income23202.3
Monthly IncomeWorking dayDay25580057.5
Yearly IncomeWorking dayDay3006960690

Knowing Components and Functions of Charcoal Briquette Machine

The charcoal briquette production line mainly includes buffer silos, double shaft mixer, screw conveyors, wheel mills, binder feeder, forming machine, dryers, etc. Customers can be equipped with suitable equipment according to their needs.

Buffer silo
Buffer silo

Buffer silo: It is a place used to temporarily store the charcoal powder produced by the charcoal making machine.

Double shaft mixer
Double shaft mixer

Double shaft mixer: It is used to uniformly mix charcoal powder with additives such as binders and combustion promoter.

Screw conveyor
Screw conveyor

Screw conveyor: It connects various parts of the charcoal briquette making machine to transport materials. It is fully enclosed, significantly reducing dust.

Wheel mill
Wheel mill

Wheel mill: It performs a secondary rolling mixing on the mixed powder, making it more uniform and finely ground. This step increases the surface area of the material, facilitating better forming.

Binder feeder
Binder feeder

Binder feeder: It is used to control the amount of binder added to the raw materials. It ensures that the proper amount of binder is mixed with the raw materials to achieve optimal briquette quality.

Rod making machine
Rod making machine

Rod making machine: It utilizes a rotating push shaft to extrude charcoal powder from the mold, shaping it into compressed charcoal sticks.

Ball pressing machine
Ball pressing machine

Ball pressing machine: It forcibly compresses powdered materials between rollers, forming them into solid spherical solid products.


Dryer: After the briquettes are formed, they may contain excess moisture. Dryers are used to remove this moisture and ensure that the briquettes are properly cured and have the desired final moisture content.

Factors Affecting the Moldinging of Charcoal Briquettes

During the production process of charcoal briquettes, several factors play crucial roles in determining the quality and effectiveness of the formed briquettes. It’s essential for users to pay close attention to these factors to ensure optimal results.

  • Quantity of binder addition: It’s important to strictly control the proportion of binder to achieve the desired cohesion in the briquettes. Too much binder can lead to difficulties in burning, while too little can result in poor binding and disintegration of the briquettes.
  • Particle size of charcoal powder: If the particles are too large, the surface of the briquettes produced may turn out rough and uneven. Therefore, ensuring an appropriate particle size through proper grinding or milling processes is essential for achieving smooth and uniform briquettes.
  • Dry humidity of the charcoal powder: Optimal moisture content facilitates better binding of the particles during the compression process, resulting in well-formed briquettes. Conversely, excessive moisture can lead to difficulties in molding and drying.
Charcoal powder
Charcoal powder

Beston Group Offers Comprehensive Technical Support

Beston Group provides comprehensive technical support and is a trustworthy partner you can rely on. We have 20 senior engineers and 30+ senior project consultants, offering you technology consulting. Our products pass ISO9001 and ISO14001 certification, ensuring quality for you. Regardless of your level of experience, rest assured that choosing us means worry-free support, including assistance with site layout design, installation guidance, testing support, and professional training for operational teams.

Drawings Provided by Beston Group
Drawings Provided by Beston Group

We Are Experienced – Global Charcoal Production Projects

Beston Group is among the top leaders in the biomass charcoal export industry in China. We have established numerous charcoal production projects worldwide. If you want to start your investment on charcoal briquette machine, you can check out our engineering case for delivery and installation guidance. We’re here to support your investment journey. Just tell us your needs, and we can quickly offer you the customized plan and FREE quotation!


1. How much binder is needed during the forming process of charcoal briquettes?

The proportion of plant-based binders added is about 10% – 13%. The proportion of chemical binders added is about 3% – 5%. (According to different materials, the amount added is different.)

2. How much water is needed during the forming process of charcoal briquettes?

The water ratio ranges from 28% to 32%. (Molding sticks require a higher moisture content while pressing balls require less moisture.)

3. Is it possible to first shape the raw material and then proceed to carbonization?

Sorry, it’s not possible. Because doing so would fail to meet the requirements for feeding.

4. How to clean the charcoal briquette making machine?

After each production cycle, the residual charcoal powder and added binder in the charcoal briquetting machine shall be cleaned in time. Lone-time residue may lead to uneven discharging of charcoal.

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