What is bioethanol?
One of the things that differentiate a biofireplace from a traditional fireplace is that biofireplace does not burn wood or coal, why it does not need any connection to a chimney as it does not soot or emit ash. It also means that it is easy to install due to it being flueless.
But if it does not burn wood or coal, what does it fuel on?? It burns on - hence the name - bioethanol, but what is it exactly?
Bioethanol is an organic material that is produced mainly of potatoes, sugar beets and corn. It is basically a alcohol, which explains why people use it for burning. However, bioethanol has many purposes why it is not only used in biofireplaces. It is also possible to find people who mix it with gasoline, which makes driving to become more environmentally friendly and also much cheaper.
The residue of burning bioethanol is very clean. Actually it is so clean that you can mix bioethanol with water if you wish to make the burning time a bit longer. We, at bioethanol-fireplace.co.uk, only offers high quality bioethanol consisting of 96,6% alcohol.
At last, bioethanol is so clean that it does not produce soot either bad smells. Therefore, you can have a biofireplace in your living room without a chimney or similar. However, as bioethanol also consumes oxygen in order to combust you may need to ventilate your room every once in a while to create a fresh flow of oxygen.