Biomass briquettes, cubes and pellets are a biofuel substitute for coal and charcoal. In the developed world, the most common use of these fuels is for cofiring with coal, which reduces the carbon dioxide emissions by replacing the coal used in the boilers.These biofuels are made out of green waste, which have low net total greenhouse gas emissions because the materials used for producing this fuel are already a part of the carbon cycle.

The use of this fuel has helped the industries to understand the advantages of reducing the pollution. Issuing carbon credits in few countries has encouraged the use of these biomass products. One carbon credit is equal to one free ton carbon dioxide that is emitted into the atmosphere.

In India, these products have a good future due to the large quuantites of agricultural waste available in the country.