There are 40 plus companies who manufacture this product in the world. It is marketed in the U.S. I am going to show you how The Good-One lump charcoal is produced and discuss the impact on the environment. Basic charcoal is produced by burning a carbon-rich material such as wood in a low-oxygen atmosphere. This process drives off the moisture and volatile gases that were present in the original fuel. The resulting charred material not only burns longer and more steadily than whole wood, but it is much lighter (one-fifth to one-third of its original weight). Charcoal has been manufactured since pre-historic times.