Did you know that almost half of the plant and animal species have experienced local extinction due to climate change? Research reveals that this is due to the massive destruction and deforestation of our planet. Briquettes are just one form of clean energy.
Biomass Briquetting is the process of converting low bulk density biomass into high density and energy concentrated fuel briquettes.
Every year, millions of tons of agricultural waste are generated. These are either non-used or burnt inefficiently in their loose form causing air pollution. Handling and transportation of these materials is difficult due to their low bulk density. This waste can provide a renewable source of energy by converting into high-density fuel briquettes without addition of any binder.
Here is a list of everything you need to know about briquettes:
Biomass briquettes are a non-conventional source of energy, renewable in nature, eco-friendly, non polluting and economical. Process of converting biomass to solid fuel is also non-polluting.
No addition of any binder / chemical is required so it is 100 % natural.
Briquettes are cheaper than other forms of fossil fuels and can save you up to 25% in fuel cost
Helps the community
The raw materials such as sawdust and coffee husks are sourced from the common mwananchi hence raising their standards of living.
In addition, production of 1 tonne of briquettes generates 12 man day employment opportunity.
Easy to transport
Briquettes have high specific density (1200 Kg/m3) and bulk density (1000 Kg/m3) compared to 60 to 180 Kg/m3 of loose biomass. These can stand the ardors of long distance transport. Loading/unloading and transportation costs are much less and storage requirement is drastically reduced. Compared to firewood or loose biomass, briquettes give much higher boiler efficiency due to low moisture content and higher density.
High caloric value
Briquettes have a high calorific value of 3800-4200 Kcal/Kg. Briquettes have consistent quality, have high burning efficiency, and are ideally sized for complete combustion.
There is no fly ash when burning briquettes
Due to the absence of sulphur, heat recovery is possible before exhaust is released to the atmosphere.
Kenya has become one of the leading advocates in green energy. With the ban on plastic papers, Kenya joined about 30 countries which have either passed the law and implemented it or passed the law with the intention of implementing it.
Briquettes have become good news to institutions that use fire wood or charcoal as a source of energy for their boilers or other uses following the recent logging ban that has affected their production.
Such institutions can find Briquettes at an affordable price and good quality here.