So where does the charcoal come from? Do you know when you purchase a bag of charcoal you are getting a small area of the forest cultivated? Yes the charcoal is the by-product of trees and has been since obtained costing the lives of the people and their habitats they live in
For a single ton of charcoal, 12 tons of wood is required for the charcoal production in many regions have been declared as illegal and can cause deforestation to greater extent
From past few years, a greater awareness has been raised about the environmental and social influences of the charcoal that is barely discernable.
A certain development in strategies reveal the origins and supply of unidentified charcoals. And thus made into work with number of producers, retailers and Charcoal buyers in Germany being the largest market of charcoal and other emerging markets from across the globe
The charcoal speaks of its origin
All charcoal might appear same, however there are delicate differences that help us identify the origin moreover the methodology can help you know if the charcoal is obtained from the wood grown in a temperate climatic conditions or a tropical condition
Joining hands with buyers and retailers setting industrial norms
Since the strategies have been put into practice the outcomes were highly astonishing. 52% of the charcoal supplied in the market were not identifiable of their origin.
They carry charcoal obtained from the tropical climate woods of which the places were not even identified and hence the were manufactured at the cost of forests and the workers
And hence joining hands with the retailers and buyers, they can discover what wood is used in making charcoals and hence can help set the industrial norms for better. The strategy led the retailers, buyers and producers all across the world source their charcoal from legal and reliable sources.
A majority of the buyers now have created the transparency requirements for sourcing their charcoal, and hence the European charcoal industry has been shifting to a new practice of reliability and transparency
What if we take the same approach to other regions?
The German and the UK market. Being the biggest charcoal market Germany was the very first to put this approach to practice, since the German charcoal buyers were conned by the same bags with no origins. In the survey conducted a few years half of the bags were filled with tropical forest trees wood among which almost all the bags have no identification
Sharing the outcome with the chief buyers help alleviate acknowledgment and enhance the need for reliable and responsible charcoal sources and overall the industrial norms have been shifted to the responsible supply
The future prospects of the charcoal industry
With the development of online B2B platforms, and digitized markets we can share transparency and reliability among the supply network while communicating the product journey to the final consumer.
The approach also help promote the alternatives hence controlling deforestation and potential energy resources in the advancing countries
The major suppliers and industrialists are looking forward to extend the reliable charcoal source not just to the Bar b cue market but also to the silicon industry, automobile and carbon sectors. On a global scale the estimation for the use of charcoal has noted to be four million on an average and for the application it may be quadrupled