EWB-Cincinnati’s Briquette Press

Engineers Without Borders (EWB)- Greater Cincinnati Professionals

Easy-to-build wood biomass fuel briquette press designed by Engineers Without Borders (EWB)-Greater Cincinnati Professionals.


Product description Brand name and product description

This biomass fuel briquette press is an open-source, easy-to-build and lightweight (up to 12 kgs) structure made of wood. It has a compression range from 300 mm to 190 mm and can make square or traditional round briquettes with/without hole at a rate of 12 units/10 minutes from biomass, biochar or charcoal fines. It has two possible configurations: Notch and Brace versions, which can both be built using power or hand tools.



Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)
Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Self-constructed by the end users.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

Build cost is 18 USD.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

This press is an alternative to Large compound-lever and large single-lever presses.


SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Single-family use, classroom demonstrations, or a small village where a small footprint and easy to build press using hand tools is required.

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