Cashew nut shell and shell cake - bio fuel

Cashew Shell Cake - A renewable bio fuel

Cashew shell cake is the ideal fuel for high calorie requirements in furnaces. Cashew shell cakes are ideal for brick factories, tile factories, kilns, furnaces where high heat requires to be generated.

The cashew shell cake gives out a very good colour to the bricks and tiles that are manufactured in cashew shell cake fire.

Cashew shell cake is an ideal substitute for fire wood thus preventing the deforestation of woods. Cashew shell cake is cheap and efficient making it the ideal fuel in rural areas.

A well designed furnace can reduce the amount of cashew shell cake required as well as the smoke when it burns cleanly.

S.No Name Calorific Value

1 Gross Calorific Value 5000 Kcal / Kg

2 Proximate analysis (% weight) 8.5

Moisture 8.5

Volatile matter 65

Ash 2

Fixed Carbon 20

3 Bulk density 4.430kg/1000cc

Application of cashew Shell Cake

Activity and Application of Cashew Shell Cake

Cashew shell cake can be used as furnace fuel- In power generation, boilers, thermic fluid heaters , tile factories.

As raw material-For briquette manufacturing, gasifier etc.


Cashew shell cake is usually packed in plastic / jute gunny bags of net weight 50 kgs. Shell cake is abundantly available throughout the year.