Cambridge Wood Fuel

Welcome to Cambridge Wood Fuel


The home of Cambridge Hotlogs – high density, clean burning reclaimed timber briquettes – as featured in The Guardian

Saving waste timber from landfill and turning it into a clean fuel is at the heart of social entrepreneur David Ousby’s briquette business Cambridge Wood Fuel.

David originally ran a service offering waste timber collection and recycling, providing employment and volunteering opportunities to local residents as well selling reclaimed timber at affordable prices. Surplus stock was donated to community groups

Realising that not all the wood could be reused in its original state, David started producing briquettes, which he calls Cambridge Hotlogs. Today his machinery is capable of producing up to a tonne of briquettes a day.