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 can´t be replaced
High sulfur content of oil and coal, when burnt, pollutes the environment. There is no sulfur in briquettes.
Bio mass briquettes have a higher practical thermal value and much lower ash content(2-10% compare to 20-40% in coal).
There is no fly ash in burning briquettes
Briquettes have a consistent quality, have high burning efficiency 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 clean to handle and can be packed in bags for ease of handling and storage.
Briquettes are usually produced near the consumption centers and supplies don´t depend on erratic transport from long distances.