Briquettes are useful in many ways for production of electricity and generation of energy in the form of fuel. Despite having various usefulness, briquettes have some drawbacks.

Advantages of Briquetting:

  • The main benefit that we get from briquetting is that is replaces the usage of conventional type of fuels
  • Considered as best renewable source of fuel and energy
  • It causes negligible pollution as it does not emit sulphur or fly ash
  • Has great thermal calorific value
  • It uses agro-waste and/or bio-waste to produce briquette thus it is very cheap
  • They are easy to store, handle and transport from one place to another
  • Useful in many applications of domestic, commercial and industrial area
  • Prevents deforestation and conservation of natural resources
  • Has consistent combustion and the ignition temperature is low compared to coal
  • Best option for agricultural waste disposal
  • Briquetting helps in getting tax benefits
  • Low moisture content results in higher burning efficiency
  • No sulphur or any unsafe gas emission
  • Briquetting produces briquettes that have smokeless burning
  • Reduces the waste volume for nearly 90% due to compression
  • Does not have corrosive effect on the equipment in which it is used

Disadvantage of Briquetting

  • The main disadvantage of briquetting is the process of densification as it required more energy
  • The high cost of input energy increases the price
  • Initial investment for briquetting is very high
  • Large space is required for setting up the plant
  • Requires special machines for shredding, crushing and drying the briquette
  • Atmospheric conditions affect the quality of briquettes
  • Humidity in weather loosens the combustion characteristic
  • Requires large waterproof space to store the briquettes