To Make Charcoal from the Banana Fruit

Posted by Maria Nakirya

It is important that as we strive for a better sustainable society, we consider limiting global environmental threats.The CELAC project is conscious that a lot of trees are being cut in the name of getting charcoal and firewood, which is not only time consuming but also not environmentally friendly. The result will be an uninhabitable environment.

As one way of protecting the environment, farmers can now make use of banana peelings to make banana charcoal. To prepare this;
•Get half bucket of fresh banana peelings
•A quarter of charcoal dust
•A quarter of fine sand. (This is; ½:1/4:1/4 banana peelings, charcoal dust and sand respectively)
•Slice the peelings and mix the three ingredients. The banana sap will help make the mixture tighten together.
•Cut the mixture into smaller portions
•Dry them in the sun, and use to cook as required.
Apart from saving the trees and the amount of resources spent; when the banana peelings charcoal is used to cook, less smoke is ejected, there by further protecting the air we all share.

14 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Nina Pimblett on September 22, 2007 at 6:59 pm

    This Is A Fantastic Method!
    Im Definatly using this as my daughters homework!


  2. Posted by timothy ilano on December 3, 2007 at 8:28 am

    tka npud!!!


  3. Posted by timothy ilano on December 3, 2007 at 8:28 am

    yaw cgeg pamataka ui…buang!


  4. just wanna know, what kind of “fine sand” do you mean?


  5. Hallo maria
    The sand can be any type provided it has very tiny particles.


  6. Posted by Chanda on August 3, 2008 at 8:53 am

    thank alot I have a question:
    what are the ingredints in the banana peeling that support buring in this project


  7. Posted by jana on November 29, 2008 at 4:33 am

    what the other materials other than banana can we use to make that charcoal?


  8. it is fine!!!!!!


  9. Posted by palmera,jumark p. on November 16, 2010 at 2:48 am

    can we use the ordinary way of making this charcoal


  10. next time, include specific measurements and tools!!!!


  11. Posted by marie on February 19, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    What is the use of the sand in the process?


  12. Posted by Jairo on September 28, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Hi Maria
    Is it ok to add ingredient aside from banana like lanzones


  13. were asking what sand it is …


  14. Posted by Asd on January 23, 2018 at 3:39 am

    What’s in the banana that is beneficial for it to ignite?
    Why do we have to use sand?


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