Our briquette operation is envisage as another  operation that can also be embraced by other villages to create jobs. The villages would wholesale their briquettes and sawdust to Kake for packaging and then  marketed to the USA and export markets. There is a strong world market for briquettes both in their natural state and carbonized into charcoal briquettes for use in both the domestic and industrial markets.

We anticipate that manufacturing briquettes could contribute over $1,562,000  a year and create 26 new jobs in villages and  in Kake. The potential to grow the briquette market is huge.

About Briquettes

Briquettes and made by compressing wood sawdust under high pressure into a compact stick form as round, square or hexangular shapes and in various diameters. Briquettes can hold up to 4 times the energy of ordinary wood and take up a third less space.


Briquettes are used extensive as a BBQ fuel and for heating. They are particularly suitable for use in wood fires. Other uses are industrial, in chemical operations and for generating steam and hot water.

How briquettes are made

Waste wood from the forests and other operations is cut into manageable lengths and then put through a special crusher which simultaneously chips and grinds the wood into the required size. The sawdust is then dried to reduce its moisture level to below 15%.

This sawdust is the fed into a hopper and from that into a briquette machine which extrudes a long briquette length. These lengths are cut into the required briquettes sizes.

Briquettes can be turned into charcoal or made from ground charcoal into pillow shaped beads. The product is then packed in bags of different weights and sent to markets around USA and the world