Charcoball is made from domestic timber produced in Kochi prefecture on the island of Shikoku in Japan. The original objective was to effectively reutilize forest resources such as timber produced in forest thinning.
At the same time the qualities of charcoal with it’s natural air cleaning and water purification properties make it an important ingredient and the production of charcoball though research its was clear that raw materials that naturally occur in the environment should be used.
Effective use of forest resources
It is essential that timber be periodically thinned in order to maintain healthy forests. The charcoal in Charcoball is made from wood produced in the periodic thinning of forests in Kochi prefecture on the island of Shikoku. Since the thinning of trees is a necessary part of forest maintenance, the production of Charcoball promotes forest maintenance and conservation.
Use of thinned timber
Thinned timber, wood waste and sawdust are used as Charcoball ingredients.
In the forest, plants absorb light and CO2 during photosynthesis. During the production process Charcoball thins out the CO2 absorbed by the forest; Capturing carbon in the charcoal allows for semi- carbon sequestration.
Charcoball can be reused (several times).