Why Use Wood Briquettes

An argument for the benefits of wood briquettes over other traditional sources of fuel.

Briquettes have long been a popular fuel source in Europe. Compact, easy to produce and even easier to use, briquettes have been long overdue as a viable contender to fuel your operation. There are so many benefits to producing and using wood briquettes that many North American companies are just now beginning to realize.

Environmental Impact

Wood briquettes are made from recycled scrap and waste from businesses like wood working plants and lumber mills. Composed of a variety of byproducts including sawdust, chips and shredded scraps, briquetted wood turns waste into a fuel source and saves storage and transportation expenses.

Briquettes are also a carbon neutral fuel source that is substantially more resource and environmentally friendly than coal. Since they are produced using hydraulic force, without the involvement of any chemicals, they can even be used for personal use in campsites and grills to cook.


Briquettes consistently outperform cord wood in burn time and generated heat. With moisture levels averaging less than 10%, wood briquettes cause less build up in the chimney and flue than cord wood. Wood briquettes also provide a cleaner burn than coal or wood.

The production process is also easy to integrate into existing waste management systems. Simply load wood byproducts into the hopper and let the machine run. Very little daily maintenance or oversight is involved in running the briquetter

Make Them, Use Them, Sell Them

Does your manufacturing process create biomass byproduct? Why not put it to use? Not only can you burn wood briquettes in fireplaces, woodstoves, wood boilers and furnaces, you can sell your excess production on the market. Through briquetting, you can create an entire revenue stream from your waste.

Stay Ahead of the Trend

Interested in seeing how your wood waste would briquette or how your facility could benefit from streamlining waste management? Contact us today and we’ll get you started!