The total need for charcoal in Europe is 800,000 t. In Germany there are 250,000 t. Of these, only 40,000 tonnes are produced ecologically sustainable and in high quality. The majority of the other 210,000 t comes through the coal hub of Poland from the primeval forests of South America, Africa and Eastern Europe. There, entire forests are cleared, which are an important CO2 storage and climate buffer. On the spot, 1 t of coal is inefficiently produced from 10 t of jungle giant trees. The workers in the kilns are often children and adolescents whose life expectancy is 40 years. In addition, long transport routes and mafia structures cause major environmental and economic damage. In addition, the carbon contents are only 60-70%, which means a low energy density and therefore poor grilling behavior and a lot of ash. In 2018, WWF and Stiftung Warentest analyzed 22 different barbecues from petrol stations and supermarkets. Of these, only 2 were free of tropical timber, including that of proFagus, to which we will supply our biogrill coal in the future. The ARD documents the fatal exploitation of nature and man https://www.daserste.de/information/reportage-dokumentation/dokus/sendung/das-schmutzige-geschaeft-mit-der-grillkohle-100.html
Our high-quality organic coals with more than 80% carbon content are produced exclusively from the remains of sawmills or forestry. Hardwood we use 1: 1, softwood is compressed into briquettes, which increases their energy density and also leads to a very good grilling behavior.