The Corn Cob Granulates It is the part of the maize ear where the kernels are fixed. The ear of corn is also commonly called the cob, although this term more properly indicates the inflorescence of the plant. The Corn Cob Granulates It can be used as an effective fuel for barbecues instead of wood or charcoal, since its embers resist a long time and does not crumble easily. The Corn Cob Granulates ground can be used for many applications, thanks to some properties that are characteristics of this material as the high fluid absorption capacity, wear resistance, a discrete abrasiveness and a high elasticity.