Hello, fellow IndustrialCrafters!
This quick suggestion is fairly simple and quickly explained, so get this:
-Macerate anything made from wood into a certain amount of wood dust or small wood dust piles.
->A wood block will get you 4 wood dust, a wooden plank nets 1 wood dust. A stick will only become a small wood dust pile.
-Craft 2 small wood piles into 1 wood dust.
-Compress wood dust into pellets.
-Smelt pellets into charcoal.
I know that pellets have already been suggested, but this approach seemed different to me. All numbers are merely suggestions - I realize this particular setup will quadruple charcoal gains, which may be considered overpowered. The reason I suggest this is that, with industrial diamonds, I tend to not ever use coal for anything but diamonds and coal dust, so charcoal is very nice to have, be it for torches or early-on energy generation.
Since the macerator already doubles ore gain, why shouldn't it enhance charcoal gain, too?
Thanks for reading! What do you think?