Following the acquisition of C.F. Nielsen in 2018, RUF's offerings now include mechanical and hydraulic briquetters, as well as briquetting with extruders, also known as Shimada technology. Among the offerings, RUF LIGNUM (for wood) and RUF 500-800 (for biomass) systems now require 25 percent less energy and produce 15 percent more briquettes thanks to improved efficiency of the hydraulics. The latest addition to the C.F. Nielsen line, the SBP-9 Star Press (pictured) is the world's largest briquetting press, the company says. It is capable of producing briquettes with diameters of Ø40-60 and can with Ø60 briquettes reach a capacity of up to 5.000 kg/h. Upgrades have also been made to the extrusion lines.