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How to Make Wood Briquettes from Wood Chips, Shavings & Sawdust?

The by-products from wood processing factories like wood chips, wood shavings or sawdust are very good sources for making fuel briquettes. Therefore, many furniture factories and woodworking factories buy biomass briquette machine to deal with these wood residues and at the same time make extra profits. But, in fact many people are not clear how to make wood briquettes from wood chippings, wood shavings and wood sawdusts.

wood sawdust for briquette making
Wood Sawdust
wood shavings for briquette making
Wood Shavings
wood chips for briquette making
Wood Chips


With the mission of "advocating green energy and creating green life", GEMCO is committed to the development and research of biomass energy machinery. We strive to help human beings to produce environmentally friendly and renewable green energy for human beings and advocate people to take the road of green life by providing wood pellet manufacturing equipment, wood briquette machine, and other biomass machines. (Latest Project: Biomass Briquetting & Pelletizing Plant in Thailand >>)

How to Make Wood Briquettes from Wood Raw Materials?

Wood briquette manufacturing process and briquette making machines are the most important two factors when make briquettes from wood chips, shavings and sawdust. In fact, the whole process can be divided into the following steps:

Wood Briquette Manufacturing Process
Wood Briquette Manufacturing Process

  • Step1: Get Ready Wood Raw Material - Crushing and Drying

This process is to crush the oversized wood chips and wood shavings into much smaller sawdust (The sawdust itself does not need crushing). Usually, the sawdust will contain much moisture, which is no suitable for briquetting directly. Under such circumstance, the sawdust needs to be dried by the dryer. The dryer can decrease its moisture to 8%-16%. Since the dryer is often used in large biomass briquetting plants, for small briquette production line, air drying is enough: just spread out the sawdust onto the clean and smooth ground.

  • Step2: Put Sawdust into Wood Briquette Machine for Briquetting

This step is often done by an elevator that can feed the sawdust into the hopper evenly. If you want to save money, feed the sawdust by man is also OK, but the man must be cautious about the feeding speed in case no blockage caused to the wood briquette machine, and the briquettes can get out uniformly and without break.

mechanical briquette press
Mechanical Briquette Machine
screw briquette machine
Screw Briquette Machine

There are 2 types of hot sale wood briquette machines: one is mechanical stamping briquette press that can make both thin pellets and thick briquettes (only the mould is different and changeable). The other is screw briquette machine which is often used to make high quality charcoal briquettes or BBQ briquettes from sawdust. (Read more: How to Make Charcoal Briquettes?)

Wood Briquettes By Staming Briquette Press
Wood Briquettes By Staming Briquette Press
Wood Briquette By Screw Briquette Machine
Wood Briquette By Screw Briquette Machine
  • Step3: Briquettes Cooling, Packaging and Storage

The briquettes from the briquette machine should be cooled, then it can be packaged for storage or sales.

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Makes Profits by Investing in Briquettes Productions from Wood Residues

Nowadays, there are plenty of wood residues produced every day in many places, so it is definitely profitable to make briquettes from wood chips, shavings, sawdust, etc due to the great market demands of wood briquettes around the world. According to users report, wood briquettes has many outstanding features over traditional fuelwood:

  • Good substitute for wood and don’t need chopping
  • Clean and easy to ignite, has small flames and less smoke
  • Ideal for slow cooking

In many countries, wood briquettes has great demand in schools, feeding centres and prisons. So, setting up wood briquette production line would be a great business projects (Related Project: Biomass Briquetting Plant in Russia >>). In addition, a complete wood briquetting plant also brings huge social benefits:

Wood Briquette Production Line
Wood Briquette Production Line

  • It can create more jobs for local people
  • Provides additional income for furniture factories, coffee millers, and other institutions created agriculture residues
  • Helps fuelwood users to save fuel expenditure

If you are planning to start briquttes making business, choosing Reliable Briquette Machine Suppliers can help you yield twice the result with half the effort. GEMCO is an experts in wood briqutte making, we can provide you with high quality wood briquette maker, and complete services, including equipment installation and commissioning. If you are interested in, please contact us directly for equipment price and estimated project cost!

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