TECHNO-ECONOMIC VIABILITY OF BRIQUETTING MACHINE
The establishments of 1Republic Act 9367 intended to shift the use of ordinary charcoal to “green” charcoal. The researchers of this study responded to this intension by providing charcoal of different shapes made of sawdust and paper waste. This research study was proposed to assess the demand of charcoal in industries within Laguna. Data acquired was coordinated with DTI Laguna. A briquetting machine to be used in the production of this briquette was also provided. Calculation of the number of units this machine can produce and how many units of briquette is needed to breakeven the cost of its operation.
With a total of 85 active industries all over Laguna is still using charcoal to market their goods. These industries are targeted to be the market of this green charcoal. Upon testing and computation, the machine can produce 435, 120 units per year and it is needed to produce 594,525 units to break even