Bio-ethanol - The green alternative
ebios-fire® fireplaces are exclusively fueled by bioethanol (“ethanol” for short). This renewable source of energy is obtained by fermenting the sugar and starch components of vegetable by-products – notably sugar cane, potatoes, grains and even hay. So, bioethanol has a neutral environmental footprint. Combustion of bioethanol produces carbon dioxide as well as heat and steam. That means no soot deposits or unpleasant smells are produced and no chimney or flue is necessary.
The alcohol-based bioethanol begins to evaporate at 12°C. The vapour produced is heavier than air, causing it to float above the surface of the liquid bioethanol. This means that only the gas, and not the liquid burns, resulting in vivid and dancing flames.