Economic Botany

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 160–173 | Cite as

Charcoal—Its Manufacture and Use

  • Edward Beglixger
  • Edward G. Locke


Charcoal is the most ancient of manufactured plant products, dating from early prehistoric times. Today about 375,000 tons are annually produced in the United States, to he used not only as fuel but also in the metallurgical industry and as a chemical raw material Both hardwoods and softwoods are converted into it.


Charcoal Economic Botany Briquette Charcoal Production Wood Fine 
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© The New York Botanical Garden 1957

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward Beglixger
    • 1
  • Edward G. Locke
    • 1
  1. 1.Forest Products Laboratory, Forest ServiceU. S. Department of AgricultureUSA

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