So here's my situation, and I would like everyone's advice. I work at a large sawmill and have access to virtually all the sawdust, planer shavings, and wood chips I could ever dream of. I have been contemplating on getting a sawdust briquette press and getting myself a side business. I am within an hour and a half of St. Louis so that would probably be my avenue for selling. I have noticed on the net that nearly all of the briquette sales are in the northeast. I have been crunching numbers and I don't think I could get the briqs shipped up there and still have any profit left. I have heard pros and cons to burning them. I'm afraid if some occasional users buy them, they will have a lot of trouble getting them to burn correctly or satisfactory hence, not a repeat customer. I think if I could create a market, I could make a decent profit. As long as the product(dust) is dry the machine will basically run itself. So I could work on other things in the shop while the press squeezes out briqs all day long. One part of me says it's a no-brainer. Another part of me is scared my market is too limited and with a fairly high press cost, I don't want to bite off more than I can chew. Maybe I'm just asking for one of you to give me a kick to get going or quite possibly for you guys to put me in my place. With all the environmental concerns, it's an awesome fuel. Well, that's it for now. Let me have it.