Industrial Heat & Power

For more than 30 years, our briquette presses for industrial heat and power have been operating in Scandinavia. Over the years, the machines have been upgraded regularly to include the latest technology, resulting in higher capacities and lower costs per metric ton produced. The new technology has enabled us to enter new markets such as torrefied wood, which is believed to replace conventional coal within the years to come.

Recently, the concept has spread to other regions such as Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia, where the concept is being used along with local raw material – mainly agriculturally based – to generate heat and steam for industrial use.

At C.F. Nielsen, we have specialized in mechanical briquette presses for industrial heat & power. With our unique solutions, difficult waste materials can be turned into valuable products. For a company with an annual waste from 500-50.000 tons, this is the ideal solution for a circular production.

Benefits of industrial heat & power briquette presses

For industrial heat and power, briquette presses offer a sustainable and profitable solution to waste materials. Even the most difficult materials can be made into industrial briquettes. Ultimately, this solution is both a cost-effective and sustainable solution for your company as well as the environment.

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The core benefits of briquette presses for industrial heat & power are

Industrial briquettes are a strong alternative to pellets
The ability to briquette most difficult raw materials
An economical solution with fast profit

Strong alternative to pellets

The technology of briquette presses for industrial heat & power is easier to operate with lower opex and capex costs than pellets. The production is typically decentralized, resulting in lower logistical costs. The briquettes are generally utilized in industrial boilers producing heat and steam. Diameters and lengths of the briquettes can be adapted to the infeed systems of the boilers.

Our mechanical briquetting presses range from BP2010 with a briquette diameter of 50 mm and capacity from 250 kg/h, to our BP7510 with a briquette diameter up to 120 mm and a capacity up to 3.000 kg/h. This offers you a broad variety of solutions compared to pellets.

Briquette difficult raw materials

A briquette press enables the production of briquettes from more difficult raw materials such as agricultural waste and other waste products with high wear resistance. Furthermore, briquetting makes it possible to obtain moisture levels typically from 6 % up to 16%.

Our double infeed systems means that the presses can handle very light raw material. We have even developed special wear parts such as particular dies, pistons and compression screws for difficult raw materials, which are either produced from special steel, have undergone a special hardening process or have a special surface treatment, suited to the task at hand.

An economical solution

The capacities of briquette presses for industrial heat & power use start at 250 kg/h, making it ideal for customers with waste volumes from 500 ton per year and upwards. High capacities and automated lines ensure a high output and is ideal for customers with waste volumes of 5.000 tons per year and more. The high capacity combined with remote access to machines secures high efficiency and stable up-time.

4-500kg/h Industrial briquettes for local heating

Historically, C.F. Nielsen has sold a lot of briquetting machines for industrial use in Scandinavia, but over the years the markets have changed and since then expanded to more regions in Europe.

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1,3-1,5t/h Upgrading and expanding

Perssons Träteknik AB is a traditional Swedish wood planning factory producing various wooden profiles for the Swedish market and exports. In 2007 Perssons Träteknik AB bought their first mechanical briquetting press from C.F. Nielsen. The press was

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2.5 t/h Succesful upgrade of new technology

One of our customers in Sweden, Olle Dahl Såg, had 3 old W75 briquetting presses producing 75 mm industrial briquettes. The capacity of the 3 presses were approx. 700 kg/h per press. The presses were equipped with 55 kW main motors, resulting in a to

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5-6 t/h industrial briquettes – 3 large silos

In Sweden the major part of briquettes are used for industrial briquettes for district heating plants. Over the years we have sold numerous plants in Sweden.

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1.0 t/h Test plant for torrefied wood

Torrefied wood is regarded as the new “coal”. Apart from having many similarities with coal, it is still renewable energy and believed it will replace many types of biomass within the years to come. The main advantage is that the densified torrefied

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0.5 t/h Paper briquettes for fuel

One of our French customers had a company producing different types of paper products – adhesive and non-adhesive. It was expensive to dispose of the waste, so he needed to find a solution.

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1.5-2.0 t/h Peat briquettes in Africa

One of our customers in Africa had invested in equipment for harvesting peat. The peat was dried in the sun, but they needed a solution to create a commercial fuel, which they could sell locally for power plants and domestic use.

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0.7-1.0 t/h Turning money into briquettes

Normally, money is not treated as a waste; however, for FNMT (Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre) in Spain, who among others produce bank notes, it is important to treat the waste very carefully.

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1.5t/h compression of very light material

One of our customers in the U.K. wanted to replace 4 old briquetting machines with new technology. The raw material is the waste from production of Insulation panels. The raw material is extremely light weighing at only 25-30 kg per m3.

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