Renewable Energy Development in Africa

Proceedings of the African Energy Programme Conference, 25–29 March 1985, Mauritius, Volume 2

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Determination of Techno-Economc Viability, Reliability and Durability of a Charcoal Retort Prototype

The paper briefly describes a charcoal retort model designed to improve efficiency of charcoal production and recovery of by-products. The design is technically sound. However the initial prototype with 4.5 m3 retort chamber capacity is not economically viable.


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