RUF Biomass Briquetting

Briquetting biomass

Briquetting press for biogenic residual matter

The RUF briquette press for biomass forms briquettes from biogenic residual matter of all kinds, including wood chips, MDF, chipboard panel residues, agricultural substances, paper and textile dust, producing briquettes of a consistently high quality and density. Our briquette press range for biomass offers maximum flexibility. The systems can be equipped with a large number of options to meet specific customer requirements. Thanks to its compact construction, the briquette press can easily be integrated into existing production processes and can be operated fully automatically, 24 hours a day.

[Translate to Englisch:] RUF Brikttierpresse für Biomasse
[Translate to Englisch:] RUF Briketts biogener Stoffe
[Translate to Englisch:] RUF Brikettformen Biomasse
[Translate to Englisch:] RUF Biomasse brikettieren
[Translate to Englisch:] Hackschnitzel brikettieren
[Translate to Englisch:] RUF Briketts mit ausgezeichnetem Brennwert

Advantages of our briquetting machines:

  • Low-maintenance
  • Fully automatic 24h operation
  • Compact construction
  • Long service life

Advantages of RUF briquettes:

  • Various briquette formats possible
  • Briquetting of dusty materials
  • Increased revenues from briquettes
  • No binding agents required
  • CO2-neutral fuel

Briquetting biomass – generating increased revenue

Through the briquetting of loose material, the volume of the material is greatly reduced, as is the level of dust formation. A consistent length and a constant weight of the briquette can largely be ensured, even with different bulk densities, through our highly developed system of briquette length regulation.
To be able to press biomass, it is important that the water content of the material is below 15%.

In our biomass series, you can choose from either a classic rectangle or a specially shaped briquette format, e.g. a “bone briquette”.
Depending on customer requirements, we offer biomass briquette presses for throughputs between 50 and 1,050 kg per hour.

Patrick Groth Foundry man­ager at HMT Höfer Met­all Tech­nik GmbH & Co. KG, Ger­many

“The RUF ma­chines have been work­ing very re­li­ably since their com­mis­sion­ing. They are well-en­gi­neered and highly rec­om­mend­able.”

Johann Dietl Head of CNC man­u­fac­tur­ing at Zoll­ner, Ger­many

"We are thor­oughly sat­is­fied with this equip­ment and are con­sid­er­ing an ex­pan­sion of its use."

David Kubis Order pro­cess­ing and pur­chas­ing at Al­cutec, Ger­many

"This is the per­fect so­lu­tion to our han­dling and space prob­lems. And the waste alu­minium in the com­pact bri­quette shape – largely cleaned of the cool­ing lu­bri­cant emul­sion – achieves a higher profit when sold on ." 

Markus Weber Pro­duc­tion Leader GFC Antrieb­sSys­teme GmbH, Ger­many

"The bri­quet­ting sys­tem works com­pletely with­out prob­lems and had al­ready amor­tised it­self after two years.”  


Stephan Diehl Ex­ec­u­tive SWG Met­al­lver­ar­beitung und Mon­tagetech­nik GmbH, Ger­many

“We are very sat­is­fied with the RUF Bri­quet­ting sys­tem.  The in­vest­ment has def­i­nitely paid off.” 

Georg Reuss Ex­ec­u­tive Georg Reuss, Ger­many

"First and fore­most I am im­pressed by the good price-per­for­mance ratio, the qual­ity and the re­li­a­bil­ity of the ma­chines. Be­sides I truly ap­pre­ci­ate the ex­cel­lent per­sonal re­la­tion­ship I have ex­pe­ri­enced with the fam­ily busi­ness and their Se­nior Di­rec­tor Hans Ruf from day one."


Rolf Peter Leuchtmann Mas­ter Crafts­man Final Ma­chin­ing De­part­ment, Georg Fis­cher Au­to­mo­tive Foundry, Ger­many

"The RUF bri­quet­ting press has been gen­er­at­ing prof­its since day one, thanks to its good price-per­for­mance ratio, an ap­pro­pri­ate fi­nanc­ing plan and the sav­ings it makes pos­si­ble."

Lena Kozmenkova Ex­ec­u­tive SIA RMP, Latvia

"Our col­lab­o­ra­tion with com­pany RUF has started in 2002 and has been suc­cess­ful through all these years. RUF is not just a world known ma­chin­ery pro­ducer name and the leader in bri­quet­ting tech­nolo­gies mar­ket. RUF is your trust­ful busi­ness part­ner as it has been a re­li­able and sup­port­ing part­ner for us dur­ing both – pe­ri­ods of the sales peaks and dur­ing mar­ket de­pres­sion. It’s our luck to have the same busi­ness phi­los­o­phy with our main busi­ness part­ner – the RUF com­pany. When both of you have the same aim, you achieve it faster!" 

Wayne Carracher Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Re­cy­cling Tech­nolo­gies Group Pty Ltd Aus­tralia

"We do not have one un­sat­is­fied cus­tomer with a RUF ma­chine – and we have sold some 40 sys­tems here in Aus­tralia and New Zealand. That in it­self speaks vol­umes for the RUF com­pany and its equip­ment. In our opin­ion the RUF bri­quette press can­not be matched from a per­for­mance basis. Al­though it is more ex­pen­sive than most com­pet­ing ma­chines from a cap­i­tal cost point of view, the on­go­ing trou­ble free per­for­mance and main­te­nance of the RUF ma­chines put them well ahead of the op­po­si­tion."

Overview briquetting press for biogenic residual matter

Performance RUF 100 RUF 200 RUF 300 RUF 400 RUF 500 RUF 600 RUF 800 RUF 1100+ RUF 1200
Max. throughput rate (kg/h) Biomass 120 200 300 360 500 590 670 1020 1.070
Max. throughput rate (kg/h) PU 50-100 80-160 120-240 140-280 200-400 240-480 260-520 400-800 400-800
Power (kW) 7,5 11 18,5 22 22 30 37 75 55
spec. Pressure, max. (kg/cm²) 1.700 1.700 1.700 1.700 1.700 1.700 1.700 1.700 1.700
briquette formats (mm) 150x60, 150x70, 150x75 150x60, 150x70, 150x75 150x60, 150x70, 150x75 150x60 x 150x70, 150x75 150x60 x 150x70, 150x75 150x60 x 150x70, 150x75 150x60 x 150x70, 150x75 240x70, 240x80 240x70, 240x80
Size (m) Lenght x Width x Hight 1,8 x 1,6 x 2,0 1,8 x 1,6 x 2,0 1,8 x 1,9 x 2,1 1,8 x 1,9 x 2,1 2,0 x 2,0 x 2,1 2,0 x 2,0 x 2,1 2,0 x 2,0 x 2,1 2,7 x 2,4 x 2,4 2,7 x 2,4 x 2,4
ca. weight (t) 3 t 3,2 t 3,3 t 3,6 t 3,7 t 4,1 t 4,2 t 6,5 t 7 t
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Reserve technical changes - Throughput rates depend on the source material

The complete world of briquetting, all from a single provider

The merger of RUF and C.F. Nielsen means that the world’s biggest range of solutions from a single provider has been opened up to users of briquetting machines: Hydraulic Briquetting Systems (rectangular briquettes), Mechanical Briquetting Systems (round briquettes) und Extruder Briquetting Systems (dense briquettes suitable for carbonization) Almost irrespective of the throughputs that are needed, the quality of the material and chips, and the production conditions that prevail – we can always find the optimal briquetting solution in order to bring the greatest possible benefit to our customers.

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Roland Ruf Managing Director

More than 15 years in the company, managing director for more than 10 years

Wolfgang Ruf Managing Director

More than 30 years in the company, managing director for more than 10 years

Andreas Jessberger Sales management

More than 15 years experience in briquetting at RUF

Bernd Ellenrieder Sales Management

More than 15 years experience in briquetting at RUF

Berthold Golsner Sales & IT

More than 20 years experience in briquetting at RUF

Rita Behringer Sales & logistic

More than 15 years experience in briquetting at RUF

Stefan Schulz Sales & project management

15 years sales experience, more than 2 years at RUF


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements for producing briquettes?

In general, almost all materials can be made into briquettes. However, the chip particles should not be bigger than 50mm. The chips should not contain any impurities. For Wood & Biomass the moisture content should be less than 12 % (max 15 %).

How long is the service life of a machine?

RUF briquette presses are very robust and are known for having a low level of wear and tear. Some of our systems have been in use for more than 25 years. 

What is the smallest amount of chips that makes briquetting worthwhile?

Briquetting can be worthwhile even with very small quantities of chips. Briquette presses with a lower throughput should be considered here. Depending on the material, our systems can make economic sense in these cases too. Our specialists will be happy to advise you!