Briquetting is the process of creating briquettes. Let us first understand what is a briquette. A briquettes is basically a block of compressed biomass waste obtained from natural materials like agricultural waste, forestry waste, seed covers, coal pieces, etc. These briquettes act as the best substitute for non renewable fuel that is nature friendly. This poses no harmful effect on the environment and is atmosphere friendly. The main use of these briquettes is as a substitute to fuel, coal, cooking and even in boilers.
Briquetting is one of the compaction technologies for densification of waste materials and convert it into something useful. The raw materials used in preparing briquetting consist of coal, charcoal, wood, saw dust, paper, stalks, etc. They are compressed in special briquetting press machine to generate a uniform shaped briquette that can be used to ignite fire and generate energy. The briquettes prepared come in different shape and size depending on the application for which it is to be used.