Industry Strategic Science and Technology Plans (ISPs) Platform

High quality charcoal from bamboo

A technology for producing high-quality charcoal was developed by the Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI). The technology is developed under the project, “High-Quality Charcoal from Bamboo for Industrial Uses,” which is being monitored and funded by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD). The project aims to produce high-quality charcoal for various industrial uses by improving an existing charcoaling kiln. Engr. Belen B. Bisana, project leader from FPRDI, designed the machine. The bamboo charcoaling kiln can also produce pyroligneous liquor (PL) or wood vinegar recovered from the destructive distillation of bamboo when it is converted into charcoal.