Biomass Briquettes can be used in any appliances which are meant for burning wood, coal, charcoal and generate energy. The briquetting process through which the briquette is prepared also decides which appliances can use it and in which format. The simple fuel lie coal burning appliances can be used to ignite the briquette after doing some modification in the device.
The advantages why briquetting is preferred over other fuel in appliances are:
- It saves consumption of wood, coal and other non renewable energy resources
- They have high densities
- Helps solve the problem of residual disposing
- Air pollution is reduced
- Produces high thermal calorific value
- Least amount of volatiles release
- Slow burning rate
- Easy to ignite
- Continuous burning for longer time duration
The list of appliances where the biomass briquettes are used are:
Briquettes are prepared in special technique of briquetting and vary in shape and size and even the material from which it is prepared. The briquettes that are used in stoves are kept small in size. This has become a great option for replacement of wood in stoves as it produces least amount of smoke and gives better combustion.
Furnaces required large amount of fuel for igniting and generating energy. Briquetting helps in meeting the demand of fuel required in these furnaces as their power density is twice compared to coal.
Boilers also require coal or wood for burning and generating steam. The biomass briquette obtained through briquetting solves the problem of excessive requirement of coal