Exeter Charcoal

Exeter Retort and Exeter Charcoal.
Because Exeter Charcoal has been so successful with the machinery side of it’s business we regrettably no longer have the capability to manufacture charcoal. We’d like to thank all our customers for their loyalty to our brand, but the company is moving on apace.

We’d recommend Orchardman Charcoal as an alternative, available from Darts Farm or Greendale amongst other retailers, as we know the quality of this product is similar to our own—it is made in one of our machines!’

We apologise for any inconvenience we have caused but also hope you’ll wish us success in our endeavours.

You will find us honest and straightforward to deal with and always happy to advise on how to integrate an Exeter Retort into your business

We will also tell you if our machine would not fit well into your business plan. We are always available to help or advise prospective and existing customers with any queries or help they may need.
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The Carbon Compost Company, trading as Exeter Charcoal, was founded in 2010 by Geoff Self and Robin Rawle

Initially a biochar supplier the company has developed into a manufacturer of small mobile retorts. This was after a need for such a machine was identified for the company’s own purposes and following market research amongst local charcoal producers. The company also produces barbecue charcoal. We do this for a number of reasons - to improve the ExeterRetort, and to understand the charcoal business through the whole process from felling a tree to bagging and selling the final product.

We have an ethos of making sure we have a minimal carbon footprint. We have premises largely without power, make minimal use of our vehicle and do as much by hand as we can. We believe our biochar supply makes us very close to carbon neutral if not carbon negative. We believe our machine is going a long way to make locally produced charcoal carbon neutral and from totally traceable and renewable sources. We don’t think imported low quality fuel from often questionable origins many thousands of miles away is good for the planet or its forests.