Biomass briquettes

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Overview:

In recent times biomass briquettes are being used as a fuel alternative for the power and electricity generation sector.

About Biomass briquettes: 

  • These are made up of compact blocks of organic materials, such as agricultural residues, forestry wastes, or industrial by-products.
  • Applications: These are used for heating, cooking fuel, and electricity generation usually in developing countries that do not have access to more traditional fuel sources.
  • Advantages
    • Environment Friendly: Bio-briquettes can be created from easily available biomass waste often found in rural settings.
    • Affordable: These can be made by hand from any freely available organic matter, including invasive species and agro-waste.
    • Biomass briquettes are carbon-neutral, meaning they release no additional carbon dioxide into the atmosphere when burned.
    • By reducing reliance on fossil fuels, the adoption of biomass briquettes helps mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, thus contributing to climate change mitigation efforts.
    • By diverting residues towards productive use, biomass briquettes play a crucial role in waste management and carbon sequestration, further enhancing their environmental credentials.

Q1: What is Carbon neutrality?

It means having a balance between emitting carbon and absorbing carbon from the atmosphere in carbon sinks. Removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and then storing it is known as carbon sequestration.

Source: How biomass briquettes are transforming supply chain dynamics towards sustainability?