In order to reduce the increasing pressure on our natural forest resources for fuel wood for heating and cooking purposes, the NRDCL has ventured into Briquetting of Biomass as a substitute for fuel wood and also to better utilize the waste wood, mainly sawdust, from sawmills.
The major objectives of such an initiative are:
The briquetting Unit is located at Wang Service Center, Ramtokto, Thimphu. The production capacity is approximately 750 Kgs of briquettes per hour. The briquette are sold at Nu.7.5 per kg.