In Europe briquettes are seen as a real alternative to firewood. The consumers require green energy, that is economically competitive and convenient at the same time. On both parameters briquettes prevail over traditional domestic fuel sources. On the industrial side, there is also market possibilities. Briquettes are used as fuel for district heating plants or traditional power stations. Political environmental initiatives have helped speed up this process, motivating companies to start a process of decarbonization. I would like to give an overview of the market possibilities for briquettes seen from an European view within the area of: Briquettes for domestic use, Briquettes for industrial use (district heating, power plants, gasification) Briquettes for bedding.