Micro Compound Lever Briquette Press

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) - Greater Cincinnati Professionals

The Micro Compound Lever Briquette Press is a wood biomass fuel briquette press designed by Engineers Without Borders (EWB) – Greater Cincinnati Professionals.


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The Micro Compound Lever Briquette Press is a biomass fuel briquette press, which compresses biomass into usable fuel. The structure is made of wood and weights up to 12 kgs. It has a compression range from 300 mm to 190 mm and can make square or traditional round briquettes with or without holes at a rate of 12 units every 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.

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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 the large compound-lever and large single-lever presses.


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

Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

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

Single-family use, classroom demonstrations, or a small village where a small press buildable using hand tools is required.

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