Basic Differences between Briquettes & Pellets and Their Production

This Blog highlights the fundamental difference between biodegradable pellets and briquettes, created to serve the purpose of conserving fossil fuels. It also highlights the basic differences between briquette plant and pellet plant.

Biomass materials are created with the purpose of helping the environment survive without the extinction of its gifts in the form of smoke from a car engine. The processes to make biodegradable briquettes and pellets are very different wherein it uses different equipment such as a briquette press machine to produce variable sizes that can be easily used and transported.


What is the Difference between Biomass and Fossil fuels?

We have been learning for years that fossil fuels is a not a renewable source of energy. Biomass, on the other hand, is made from sources that can be renewed and recycled to be used multiple times till it reaches a level of being discarded. Unlike fossil fuels, biomass is also environment friendly and does not lead to ozone depletion due to SO2.

What is the difference between Briquettes and Pellets?

Biomass is available in variable forms and sizes that serve many purposes. To abide to the purpose of its use and to ease its transportation for a nationwide or world-wide use, it is transformed in to briquettes using a briquettes press machine or a pellet using a pellet rollers. In lay man terminology, a briquette is a chunk such as a blocks or sticks of a bigger mass compared to pellets that are small balls or chips.

What is the difference in a Pellet and a Briquette Plant?

The process of transforming a biodegradable material in to small mass such as a pellet or a bigger mass such as a briquette is a complex process. One has to consider many processes in this transformation that can be undertaken only by a machine such as;

• Densification

For an increased bulk density such as straw which is between 80 – 150 kg/m3 and saw dust which is 600 – 700 kg/m3, a specialized process, to make them lighter for transportation and increased moisture to utilize its maximum burning capacity, is undertaken.

• Product composition

While composing the structure of this product at a pellet or a briquette plant, multiple settings are taken into consideration to deliver a high-quality product. These settings include the products chemical composition, calorific value, and its water content. It has been observed that the density of a pellet is higher than briquettes.

• Size

The plant also helps distinguish the sizes of these products based on its output that varies in terms of the size. A pellet is 4 -5 times longer than a briquette and has a diameter of 6 – 12mm. The briquette, on the other hand, has a diameter of 80 -90 mm and has an approximate dimension of 150 x 70 x 60 mm.

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