The peat briquette was invented to meet a lack of coal in the wake of the second World War. The idea, in essence, was to copy geology and compress peat to as near to coal as possible.
Briquettes are made from milled peat, which has been mechanically dried and pressed under high pressure in a factory to form the briquette shape.
Turf is peat which has been extracted from the peat bog by machine and cut into a rectangular shape. It is then air-dried naturally during the summer.
Ireland’s peat bogs have been exploited by man for millennia but it was not until the 17th and 18th centuries that sustained efforts were made to use them for farming. In the 19th and 20th centuries, they came to be seen as sources for fuel.
By 1970, 800,000 tons of peat was being compressed into 315,000 tons of briquettes, sold in 12.5kg bale of approximately 24 individual briquette pieces.
RUF peat briquettes 960 - 1000 kg on pallet.
The briquettes have dimensions of 15 x 9 x 6 cm.
Main Benefits of Using Peat as fuel: