Operational Benefits

  • Easy to burn - lower ignition temperature compared to coal.
  • Smokeless burning and sustained combustion and the temperature requirement is achieved due to very efficient combustion.
  • Leaves only white ash without any fixed carbon.
  • Full heat value is utilized.
  • Easy to handle and 1000 kgs of briquettes per cubic meter can be stored and transported against 50 kgs of agro-waste.
  • No pollution to the environment and no toxic gas and sulphur emission and even no odour.
  • Very low ash content as low as 0 to 5% compared to 30 to 49% in coal.
  • No binder is used.
  • The natural polymer lignin acts as a binder and provides mechanical support and also provides resistance to decay and repels water.
  • Very well suited to gasifier which can run any engine because of the combustion efficiency and solid form.
  • In gasifiers the briquettes can be used and the partially pyrolysed briquettes can be again used as a substitute for high value added charcoal for domestic and industrial use leaving the fuel wood unutilized and thus avoiding deforestation.