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Bioethanol

Bioethanol is considered a renewable energy source, 100% green, which respects the environment and does not contribute to global warming.

Bioethanol or simply "ethanol", as fuel for the operation of fireplaces, is produced through the fermentation of products of vegetal origin like sugar cane, potatoes, sugar beet and cereals, among others. It is considered a renewable energy source, 100% green, which respects the environment and does not contribute to global warming. Hence the name "bio" ethanol.

At first glance this may cause you some concern and insecurity. However, if you think about it, these are the products produced by our breathing. This is one of the reasons that makes the combustion of bioethanol clean and complete.

As usually bioethanol fireplaces require no chimney or pipes, most of heat generated by the combustion of bioethanol stays on the room- efficiency of bioethanol.

The consequences of use of an inappropriate fuel

Only recommended fuel should be used. In addition to bioethanol, no other fuel should be used in the decorative fireplace. The use of an inappropriate fuel may lead to emission of irritating gases or soot or even toxic gases that can harm human health. In order to ensure a safe use of your fireplace please consider:

  • Type of bioethanol recommended to be used in your fireplace, care with use, handling and storage of bioethanol;
  • Information provided by the manufacturer on what to do if you can not find the fuel indicated. The choice and use of an inappropriate fuel, as well as non-observance, contribute to an increased risk of accidents;
  • Information concerning the supplier of bioethanol and GlammFire retailers/distributors.

Emissions and indoor air quality

From the combustion of bioethanol are released carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O). These are the same products produced by our breathing, they are harmless substances. This is undoubtedly one of the reasons why bioethanol fireplaces are considered as clean and innovative products.
Follow our instructions strictly to ensure:

  • Proper installation of the fireplace;
  • Good ventilation of the space;
  • The use of fuel recommended.

FAQ'S

Completely. Bioethanol is a compound which is obtained from the fermentation of natural products, biodegradable and water soluble, and from its combustion are only released carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O).

Bioethanol can be purchased in containers of 1 and 5 liters at any GlammFire retailer, and also in supermarkets or other shops, authorized to trade bioethanol.

The average price of 1 litre of bioethanol varies depending on the place of purchase and the desired quantity. On average, the price is around € 2.50 per litre.

Generally, 2 litres of bioethanol heat for 6 hours, if adjusted to the medium position of our burners. As usually bioethanol fireplaces require no chimney or pipes, most of the heat generated by the combustion of bioethanol stays on the room. 

From the combustion of bioethanol result: carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O). These are the same products produced by our breathing, they are harmless substances. However, it is recommended to keep a good ventilation to ensure a healthy level of oxygen.

The combustion of good quality bioethanol does not release smoke or smell. Only there is a slight smell once the combustion of bioethanol ends and the flame is extinguished, which quickly dissipates into the air.

Additional ventilation is not required. It is only recommended that you keep one door or window open to keep good ventilation of the space where your fireplace is installed.

The choice and use of an inappropriate fuel contribute to an increased risk of accidents. Therefore, you should only use the recommended fuel. In addition to bioethanol, no other fuel should be used in your decorative fireplace. The use of an inappropriate fuel may lead to emission of irritating gases or soot or even toxic gases that can harm human health.

Bioethanol should be stored in cool and dry places, away from any ignition source, away from children and should not be exposed to sunlight. Bioethanol is regulated by various standards around the world. Therefore, to ensure a safe handling and use, as well as a storage recommended, you should be familiar and comply with the regulations.