Indonesian Coconut Shell Charcoal with Worldwide Quality
Indonesia has always been known as the country of waving palm trees. That means, so many coconut trees are thriving in our country. Indonesia has the potential to be number one in the world as a coconut producer, especially its derivative products. Coconut fruit has so many benefits for human life. In addition to the water which has many health benefits, the shell or shell also has a high economic value.
Coconut shells or coconut shells which are the raw material for charcoal briquettes today are usually often thrown away. In fact, the coconut shells can be used as raw materials to be processed into charcoal, which can still be reprocessed into innovative products that can provide added value.
Indonesia’s coconut charcoal briquettes have great export potential. One of the factors is the quality of Indonesian coconut briquettes which are considered the best by the international market. Coconut shell charcoal briquettes are an alternative fuel that is often used for cooking, especially for grilling foodstuffs such as in Europe, in Middle Eastern countries it is used for shisha pipe cigarettes, while in Asia, such as in South Korea and Japan, coconut charcoal briquettes are used for cooking purposes in Indonesia. restaurants, because coconut shell charcoal briquettes from Indonesia can produce more heat than coal or charcoal briquettes from mangroves. In addition, briquettes from coconut shell charcoal are also safer, environmentally friendly, because they do not damage plants such as mangroves and do not cause smoke. Moreover, it is related to the very sensitive issue of global warming.
With a large export market opportunity, it means that the need for raw materials for coconut shells will also increase. This opportunity should be captured by small and medium-sized businesses to take advantage of coconut shells. Coconut charcoal briquettes are the only market where demand is higher than supply, i.e. many requests cannot be met due to limited raw materials.
In the future, to prevent scarcity and ensure the availability of raw materials for coconut shells, it is necessary to sell in the form of processed products, in order to provide more value and maintain the sustainability of Indonesia’s natural resources for the long term. Even in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic that is currently engulfing the entire world, hopefully it will not dampen the enthusiasm of entrepreneurs from Indonesia to penetrate the export market.