Materials & Energy Values of Biomass Briquettes


Biomass briquettes is one of the alternative energy available nowadays for green energy production. Biomass briquettes is cheap and affordable for almost anybody. It’s easy to produce and could be produced by almost anybody and anywhere.

However there are not many reference available to know which type of biomass briquettes raw materials and its energy values.

Here in the table below we listed most common raw materials that are being used for producing the biomass briquettes. In the table also list of its energy in caloric,  which is energy or fuel that the raw materials could produced.

Readers who have more information to share about biomass briquettes please do not hesitate to contact and to add more in the list. It is very useful information for people contributing for green energy production.

(1 kCal = 3.96 BTU)

Type of Material

Ash (%)

Heat of Combustion Kcal

Peat

29.0

3180

Charcoal

4.5

7213

Bagasse

1.80

4380

Coir Pitch

9.10

4146

Sugarcane

10.00

3996

Jute Waste

3.00

4428

Palm Husk

4.90

3900

Tea Waste

3.80

4237

Barks Wood

4.40

1270

Wood Chips

1.20

4785

Paddy Straw

15.50

3469

Wheat Straw

8.00

4100

Mustard Stalk

3.40

4200

Mustard Shell

3.70

4300

Bamboo Dust

8.00

4160

Forestry Waste

7.00

3000

Babool [Wood]

0.90

4707

Tobacco Waste

31.50

2910

Sunflower Stalk

4.30

4300

Soya bean Husk

4.10

4170

Groundnut shells

2.4

4626

Briquettes of bark

3.4

4487

Coffee waste No.1

2.0

4371

Coffee waste No. 2

5.0

4434

Coffee waste No. 3

1.7

4438

Briquettes of chips

3.0

4800

Briquettes of paper

1.5

4841

Castor Seed Shells

8.00

3862

Saw Dust Briquettes

8.20

3898

Cotton Stalks / Chips

3.00

4252

Briquettes of papyrus

5.6

3965

Briquettes of sawdust

0.7

4654

Briquettes of rice husk

15.0

3881

Briquettes of bark and binder

4.8

4459

Briquettes of groundnut shells

2.8

4661

Briquettes of straw and coal dust

6.1

4826

Briquettes of clean chopped straw

5.3

4403

Straw + coal dust + rape seed waste

3.8

4100

Briquettes of shells from palm oil kernels

2.0

4985

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