The briquetting machine transforms waste into stoker fuel briquettes. The briquetting of fuel was a significant business in the early 20th century. A multitude of plants around the world produced literally tens of millions of tons of usable and economic material that met the energy needs of industry. This process faded mid-century though, as other fuel sources became available. Currently, briquetting is undergoing a renaissance, principally due to the convergence of two critical factors. The recent developments in briquetting process design and binder innovations have dramatically changed the economics of using stoker fuel briquettes as an energy resource, thus making briquetting once again an attractive industry. In addition, there has been a steady increase in worldwide governmental pressure to address the problem of waste disposal, a dilemma that the briquetting machine and briquetting process can help remedy.