Reference projects

Charbon de bois du Périgord
Dordogne (France) - July 1997

Charbon  de bois du Périgord

2 carbonisation units / 12 furnaces
Pine, chestnut tree

LRCB Développement


LRCB Développement (ex JCKB International) has developed a new clean technology of charcoal production called CML process. The development of this new technology has been developed in partnership with a charcoal manufacturer and the CIRAD (International Center for Cooperation in Agricultural Research).


In the beginning of the 90’s, increasing environmental constraints led charcoal producers to seek for new ways of production, more environmentally friendly.

Christian Bedrossian, manager of a metalworking company, and Louis Rousseau, Thermal Engineering expert, initiated the development of the CML carbonization process. The first carbonization unit was implemented in France in 1993.

LRCB Développement : Consulting, engineering, supply and commissioning of carbonisation units