Peat briquettes are made from a variety of different bases with Irish moss being one of the most common in Ireland. The Irish moss is compacted and compressed into blocks of solid fuel that burn over an extended period of time. They are generally used as a fuel and provide heat for both indoor and outdoor fires as well as fuel for barbeques or heat for huddling around a campfire.
In Ireland, the Government part-runs a production of peat and are the largest producers of Irish moss peat briquettes. They are a preferred domestic fuel because when they burn, they are largely smokeless, burn slowly and are easily transported and stored.