Advantages of biomass briquettes include:
• A substitute of firewood as fuel (40% more efficient, longer burning, and hotter)
• Save trees and prevent problems like soil erosion and desertification by providing an alternative to burning wood for heating and cooking.
• Improve health by providing a cleaner burning fuel.
• Create microenterprise opportunities: making the briquette machine from locally available materials, supplying materials and making the briquettes, selling and delivering the briquettes.