Briquettes are products obtained by mechanically compacting plant-based waste.
Briquettes can be produced from a range of materials, including:
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Briquettes are firewood replacements, that is, they are a form of fuel.
They are an ecologically correct alternative to generates heat in furnaces and boilers.
Ceramics, meat-packing and food industries, hospitals, hotels, bakeries and pizzerias can employ briquettes in their processes.
Among the many benefits of briquettes are:
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In terms of calorific value:
1 ton of briquettes = 4 m³ to 5 m³ of firewood
|Product||Type of waste||Greater calorific value [kcal/kg]||Specific weight [kg/m³]||Bulk weight [kg/m³]||Moisture content|
|BRIQUETTE||Rice husks||3,800||1,100||650 - 700||12%|
|BRIQUETTE||Coffee husks||4,100||1,100||650 - 700||12%|
|BRIQUETTE||Cotton waste||4,300||1,100||650 - 700||12%|
|BRIQUETTE||Pine waste||4,600||1,170||700 - 750||12%|
|BRIQUETTE||Sugarcane bagasse||4,700||1,100||650 - 700||14%|
|BRIQUETTE||Hardwood waste||4,900||1,200||750 - 800||12%|
|BRIQUETTE||Eucalyptus waste||4,800||1,180||720 - 780||12%|
|FIREWOOD||Comercial wood||2,200 a 2,500||600||350 - 400||25% - 30%|