Energy Value and Conversion Factors
The energy value of briquettes is about 4,8 kWh/kg. The energy gain is very similar to that of pellets’, which is 4,75 kWh/kg.
The shape of a briquette determines the weight of one cubic metre of briquettes. A round briquette weighs averagely 700 kg/m³, a rectangular one 1 000 kg/m³.
One tonne of briquettes (1 000 kg) equals averagely
- 500 litres of light fuel oil
- 3,5 loose cubic metres of birch logs
- 6,5 loose cubic metres of wood chips
Briquettes can be compared with other fuels and converted into energy using the conversion factors below. The conversion factors are average.