An alternative fuel source: Make charcoal briquettes from banana peels

    | January 16, 2012

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    This week’s story talks about the financial benefits of processing bananas into a wide variety of foods. But bananas are even more versatile than that! Our script of the week shows how banana peels can be made into banachakol or banana charcoal. In this script, a group of women has grasped the initiative. They transform a product that is usually wasted into a fuel that can partially replace the use of wood and other expensive or distant sources of fuel.