This Alternative Energy Heating Paper Briquettes DIY Project is detailed in this step by step tutorial that uses shredded paper, grass, pine needles and empty sunflower and peanut shells.
First, get the materials to make this, starting with paper (obviously) that is from print, no special coating over it, such as a newspaper or the printing kind. Magazines that shine won’t work. Also, get a big bucket, five gallons will do, peanuts, and a presser that makes squishes it down to make a proper briquette. If a shredder and drill + mixer is also available, it can help.
Now, comes the process, starting with the shredding, then putting the shreds into the bucket with about a gallon of water in it, and absorb it all in. This is where the drill comes in handy, as it can mix it all up to properly form the pulp rather than doing it by hand. Then, take the bag of peanuts and de-shell them, but keep the shells and eat the nuts. It’s also desired to throw in some freshly cut grass and pine needles as they mix in well also.
Now, get the presser and fill each section with the pulp to the brim. Throw in those shells, grass, and pine needles with it. Put the plates on each pile and press away. The briquette will be compressedinto blocks perfectly. With the blocks made, now comes the other part of the title: sun dried. Stick the homemade briquettes on sheets and racks outside and directly under sunlight for up to five days. By then, they will be completely dry (test carefully) and ready to burn.
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