The cost of cooking fuel is one of most important factors in determining which fuel to use. In Tanzania, people are looking for the cleanest, the most convenient, and the most affordable cooking fuel. Charcoal briquettes produced from energy crops are well-known for their capabilities to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and increase soil carbon stocks.
Charcoal briquettes from energy crops have a high bulk density compared to firewood and loose biomass. Because of their density and low moisture content, the charcoal briquettes give a longer burning time which translate to cost savings for the customers.