Thus far, the wood and the coal were the cheapest and convenient raw material for acquiring energy and heating, but it has been replaced by natural gas and oil. Oil and natural gas are limited, expensive resources and harmful to the environment.
The renewable energy is the current issue, it is necessary to optimize thermal energy production from alternative sources. Producing briquettes is One of the best solutions. The prices for traditional energy, in European countries, are increasing, as well as requirements for the processing of industrial waste. Production of fuel from biomass – into clean fuel – is very important. Private and municipal power utilities, universities and others are interested in using the fuel as a means to reduce emissions, efficiently utilize waste streams.
The main advantage of briquettes production compared to traditional fuels is high degree of efficiency. Briquettes allow widespread use: energy central, home heating, fireplace and other purposes. Briquetting process consists of several stages: Stage 1 – crushing machine (shredder); Stage 2 – aerodynamic drying; Stage 3 – briquetting presses (mechanical) As the raw material for production of briquettes serves: bio-waste straw, sunflower husk, wood, paper, cardboard, and simply fallen leaves. Recycling of waste in order to produce briquettes is practical and convenient. Compact briquettes take up less space and allow your operation to reduce handling and transportation costs. Energetic efficiency of briquette is higher than unprocessed row material. Per unit volume -ex: 2 kg of briquettes emit as much energy as a liter of petrol, which is more expensive. Storage and exploitation of briquettes is more advantageous because of its high humidity content and low compared to unprocessed row material.