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Challenges of charcoal briquettes making venture

Apr 30, 2020

Challenges and Opportunities for Charcoal Briquette . Scaling briquette ventures has been a consistent challenge in the region Yet, for the charcoal briquette industry in Africa to realize its true potential, it needs to operate as a viable business sector The market for cooking fuel in SSA is enormous with fragmented competition and low barriers to entry Charcoal briquettes

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