Charcoal is produced from the pyrolysis (high temperature decomposition) of organic material and can be used instead of coal and coke for metal production. The main barrier is cost, as existing pyrolysis processes are limited in scale and often require feedstocks in a particular form.
Oct 27, 2017 · Thereafter, charcoal production commenced using wood cut from dead wood as well as wood cut from live bush encroachment trees. Mr Kurz was very impressed with the charcoal, stating that it is very good quality. He said Lake Ngami is sitting on a gold mine of "Black Gold" referring to the good quality charcoal.