Europe Standard

What is the Standard

of Coconut Shell Charcoal Briquettes in Europe?

by SKN Editor

If we want to know how the standard or quality of a coconut shell charcoal briquette is, then we can have to know which laboratory tests show the quality of coconut shell charcoal briquettes.


The following Standard Quality Requirements for Coconut Shell Charcoal Briquettes According to the  (CEN/TC,2003) Europe Quality, include:


1. Moisture Content

The total moisture content shall not exceed 8%.


2. Fixed carbon

The fixed carbon in the dry charcoal shall be minimum of 75% by mass.


3. Ash content

The ash content in the dry charcoal shall not exceed 8%.


4. Bulk density

The bulk density must be at least 130 kg/m.


5. Binder

The binder must cause no health hazards when its combustion gases come into contact with food and the binder itself must be food grade quality.



CEN/TC 281 N36. 2003. Appliances, solid fuels and firelighters for barbecueing,Part 2:Barbecue charcoal and barbecue charcoal briquettes. Requirements and test methods. Page 281-286

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