Re-purpose your wood residues and move towards a greener future

Briquettes: a highly in-demand product

Since the 1990s, the demand for briquettes has increased from both private and industrial consumers. 

This interest has only been reinforced by the volatile energy market – and with good reason. 

Briquettes are compressed blocks of raw materials used as a biofuel substitute for coal as the densification results in a more efficient energy source than traditional firewood. 

At the same time, it offers the possibility of transforming by-products into valuable and highly sought-after products. 

With more than 1000 mechanical briquetting presses installed, we have helped companies across the world to turn their residues into profit.

At C. F. Nielsen we have:

More than 70 years’ experience with briquetting technology
Briquetting solutions from 200 kg/h and upwards
Inhouse production to secure high quality and flexibility

Discover 3 key benefits of briquetting your wood by-products

Learn more about how you can partake in the circular economy by turning your wood residues into a valuable product and thereby gaining sustainable and economic benefits in this guide.

Briquettes are an investment in a greener future

The search for more sustainable energy sources has steadily increased in recent years, and with the current energy crisis, the demand has skyrocketed. 

Briquettes are one of the sustainable alternatives.

In addition, it can be a very beneficial investment for productions with by-products of raw materials. 

The key here is an investment. 

The energy market waits for no one, as shown by the volatile market and rising prices. But that is only the economic side of the equation.

The move towards a greener future with less waste and a higher focus on alternative fuel solutions is just as important. 

Now is the time to invest in briquetting

The increased interest in briquettes is evident in the growing demand for briquetting presses. We currently experience an estimated delivery time of 5-6 months and 6-8 months for tailored orders.

By investing in briquetting, you can transform a by-product into a useful alternative to fossil fuels which you can use in your own production or resell for a profit.

This way, you also participate in a circular economy by repurposing your by-products and minimizing the waste from your production.

There are no indications that the current enthusiasm for briquettes will disappear in the future. In fact, the interest and market share increase every day. The growing environmental focus means that more and more climate-conscious consumers will require clean, green and efficient fuel. Combined with the fact that briquettes can deliver more heat for money, it means that briquettes should not be ignored.

In the end, the trend of briquetting is here to stay and can prepare your company for a more sustainable future with economic benefits.


How Lilleheden turned residues into heating for the local community

Lilleheden, a glulam production facility in Hirsthals, invested in a mechanical briquetting press from C. F. Nielsen to enable them to transform their wood residue into a storable, sustainable energy source for their own production and the local community.

Make a profit from your wood-residue

One of the biggest benefits of briquetting is the increasing of material density.

Even though the raw material will determine the exact number, the benchmark is a bulk density of approximately 500-600 kg per cubic meter. 

The density is the reason why briquettes are such an efficient energy source, as they have a higher caloric value than traditional firewood. 

However, it also allows you to minimize your need for storage space as well as reduce transportation and disposal costs. 

By pressing your residues into briquettes, you can store a larger amount within a much smaller space. Compressing your residues will also lead to a significant drop in costs for transportation and disposal as you reach a higher tonnage per truckload.

But lowered operational costs are not all. 

You are also able to sell the briquettes to both private and industrial consumers.



What should you consider before investing in a briquetting plant?

It can be a profitable investment to install a mechanical briquetting press. But before you invest in a press for your production, there are 3 important factors to consider.

Find them in our tech guide.

Is briquetting for you?

Briquetting is a versatile solution suitable for many industries and productions. 

However, there are some technical requirements that should be met to create a profit. 

The most important one is what type of raw material you wish to turn into briquettes. 

Characteristics such as particle size, moisture level, foreign materials and – of course – material type are all relevant to consider to determine whether or not briquettes will be a profitable solution for you.

If the requirements are not met, the unfit materials may cause excessive wear on the mechanical press and result in unusable briquettes.

A convenient, sustainable and profitable solution

Who is C.F. Nielsen?

At C.F. Nielsen, we designed our first briquetting press in the 1940s. Since then, we have been the leading manufacturer of mechanical briquetting presses. 

We offer full-line briquetting solutions worldwide that can turn your industrial residues into a valuable income and a more sustainable alternative to fossil fuels for a greener future. 

We continually develop our technology to ensure that our solutions meet the customers’ demands and expectations – now and in the future.

Let us talk about your briquetting options

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Discover the benefits of briquetting

Dive deeper into the advantages of briquetting and discover 3 benefits.

Tech guide

Transform your wood residue to profit

Get 3 factors you need to consider before you invest in a briquetting.


From residues to heating for the local community

Learn how an on premise press helped to optimise the company Lilleheden’s heating production.