Solid biomass includes organic, non-fossil material of biological origin, which can be used as fuel to produce heat or to electricity generation. The basic solid fuel generated by Briquetting Machine from biomass is:
− forest biomass (firewood) in the form of chunks, round timber, chips, briquettes, pellets,
– waste from forestry, wood and paper industry, i.e. branches, poles, thinning, shrubs, brush-wood, root wood, bark, sawdust, black liquor,
− a separate group consist of agricultural biomass fuels from energy crops (fast-growing trees, dicotyledonous perennials, perennial grasses, energy cereals),
− organic remnants from agriculture and horticulture (e.g. wastes from horticultural production, animal manure, briquettes and pellets of straw, etc.).
The need to increase energy production from renewable sources leads to an increase in demand for agricultural raw materials used for energy purposes. Increased demand for these products has a significant effect on agricultural and energy markets, and moreover it changes scope and intensity of agricultural land use Nowadays, there is public discussion about what is the possible use of agricultural resources for energy purposes, and how to use them.