Economical Benefits
Briquettes produced from briquetting of biomass are fairly good substitute for coal, lignite, firewood and offer numerous advantages:

  • Briquettes are cheaper than coal.
  • Oil, coal or lignite, once used, cannot be replaced.
  • High sulfur content of oil and coal, when burnt, pollutes the environment.
  • There is no sulfur in Briquettes.
  • Biomass briquettes have a higher practical thermal value and much lower ash content (0-5% as compared to 20-40% in coal).
  • There is no fly ash when burning briquettes.
  • Briquettes have consistent quality, have high burning efficiency, and are ideally sized for complete combustion.
  • Combustion is more uniform compared to coal and boiler response to changes in steam requirements is faster due to higher quantity of volatile matter in briquettes.
  • Briquettes are usually produced near the consumption centers and supplies do not depend on erratic transport from long distances.