Consumer Wood Briquettes

At the end of the 1990´s, consumer briquettes became an alternative solution for fireplaces and wood burning stoves. The demands for high capacity consumer briquetting solutions increased. This increase in demand occurred for several reasons:

  • The increased global focus on renewable energy
  • The goal to reduce CO2 emissions, as biomass briquettes are CO2 neutral
  • The high oil prices
  • The convenience of the briquettes compared to alternatives
Wood briquettes for cooking
Charcoal briquettes
400-500 kg/h
700-1.000 kg/h
1.000-2.000 kg/h
+2.000 kg/h
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Consumer briquetting machines - customized solutions for your company

In most cases, the raw material used for consumer briquetting comes from wood residue because it has low contents of ash and thereby provides a better and longer burn in the briquettes. However, it is also possible to make use of raw materials such as wheat straw and miscanthus residue for this purpose. This is often the case for industries based in countries where other materials are more readily accessible than wood, or where agriculture is a primary industry.

The process and equipment for briquetting using agricultural raw materials is the same as the process when using wood as a raw material. This enables us to customize our consumer briquetting solutions for your specific needs.

Furthermore, this also enables us to deliver consumer briquetting solutions for many different industries worldwide with a variety of raw materials as resources. Thereby, we can deliver environmentally friendly, cost-effective and efficient heat sources globally. And we are very proud of that.

We help you customize your solution

At C.F. Nielsen, we have highly skilled in-house engineers, who work to customize our briquetting solutions to your industry. We have a wide experience of producing briquetting solutions, and we make it a priority to fit your needs and preferences. We can deliver both single briquetting presses and whole processing plants for briquetting.

Consumer briquetting - how we started

C.F. Nielsen began developing consumer briquetting solutions at the beginning of the 21st century, as consumers started to put out demand for efficient and environmentally friendly solutions to heat generation. Since then, we have worked hard to become the leading manufacturer of mechanical briquetting machines for the consumer segment.

Through the years, we have developed our mechanical machines to fit more customers´ needs. We have delivered some very satisfying solutiond, solving our clients challenges in waste production by creating profitable briquetting solutions, transforming waste production into a valuable product.
We have developed production lines with the highest capacity, making our customers´ investments in consumer briquetting solutions cost-effective.

Throughout the years we have developed multiple solutions, such as our own saw and other shortening devices for our briquetting solutions. In this connection, we have recently added electronic length adjustment of briquette length and check weighing of briquettes. We have developed integrated packaging lines, making the process of briquetting easier and more integrated in our customers´ daily work.

Furthermore, we have developed systems for adding and mixing moisture and additives. We have created a briquetting press for briquettes with a hole in the middle, which improves the combustion characteristics. In this connection, we have also created systems for producing briquettes of different shapes, all depending on our customers´ preferences and needs.

At C.F. Nielsen, we never cease to evolve and create, because we recognize that fact that the world, and thus our customers´ needs, are ever-changing.

2 t/h Consumer logs from agri-raw material

Most consumer logs are made from wood-based raw materials; however, there are few exceptions – Miscanthus and wheat straw are some of them. Miscanthus is more similar to wood in structure than wheat straw and makes a good briquette.

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100.000 t/year – Consumer briquettes (logs)

The company HIT – Holzindustrie Torgau, Germany – is one of the largest manufacturers of Euro Pallets in Europe. They have a high amount of softwood wood waste and they decided in 2011 to study if it would be a good idea to produce consumer briquette

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2.5-3.0 tons/h Consumer briquettes (logs) – new design

One of our customers for over 10 years, the RICHE-Group – a family owned Belgian wood-processing company, had to rebuild their factory after a fire in 2014. Before the fire they had three different briquette presses from C.F. Nielsen; however this ti

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3.5-4.0 t/h – Custom made briquette for pizzerias

One of our customers in Northern Italy had the special request to produce the best quality hard wood briquettes to be used in the stone ovens in Italian restaurants. We were also asked to produce a briquette that would be unique to the market as well

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2.5-3.0 t/h Converting a “mountain” of sawdust to consumer briquettes

Over the last decade we have sold several briquetting plants in Russia. Raw material is plentiful in Russia at prices that are considerably lower than in Europe. This often makes it possible to export consumer logs to Germany and combine it with sale

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0.5-1.3 t/h Combining sales and production of shavings with briquettes

In the U.K. there is a large market for producing and selling bedding for horses. Most of the bedding is made from shavings from softwood. The shavings have to be clean from dust, so the dust is removed during the processing of the shavings.

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