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Analysis of Production Technology of Wood Briquettes, Including Costs and Distribution

Authors
  • Jasiczek, Filip1
  • Kwaśniewski, Dariusz1
  • 1 University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland , (Poland)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Agricultural Engineering
Publisher
Sciendo
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2020
Volume
24
Issue
1
Pages
35–45
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1515/agriceng-2020-0004
Source
De Gruyter
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

The paper analyzes the costs of production of wood sawdust briquettes, manufactured by the company Brykiet-Pol2, based in Goleszów in southern Poland. In addition, production technology, raw material supply and distribution of the finished product were analyzed. The costs of producing one ton of briquettes for the four assessed variants ranged from PLN 364.8 (option D) to PLN 648.7 (option A). The cost structure was dominated by the purchase of raw material and depreciation of the technological line. The most economically advantageous production variant was option C, currently implemented in the company (production costs: PLN 458.7·t−1), and the proposed option D, using two briquetting presses. The latter option increased production efficiency and reduced unit costs of briquette production in a three-shift system around the clock.

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