THE GREEN ALTERNATIVE
Fireplaces from ebios-fire® are exclusively fuelled with bioethanol – or simply "ethanol" – which is green, non-fossil fuel made by fermenting the sugar and starch components of organic matter – mainly sugarcane, potatoes and crops like grain or even hay.
Bioethanol creates only a small amount of CO2 and water vapour when burning, which means that – if used in ebios-fire® burners – it has a clean combustion without any smoke, smell and soot emission and with no need for a chimney or flue.
As an alcohol-based liquid, bioethanol changes its form from liquid to gas at around 17°C. The developing vapours are heavier than air and remain therefore on top of the surface of the liquid bioethanol. Therefore, it is only the bioethanol gas, which is burning when lit and not the liquid itself.
As a renewable energy source, today bioethanol has many uses: blended with petrol, it makes transport fuel more sustainable. It is used in production processes of the cosmetics-, medical- and food industries. And – last but not least – when used in ebios-fire® appliances, it creates a beautiful, lively flame which burns without odour or leaving a residue.
As bioethanol is entirely composed of biological matter, its combustion results in a clean emission of only water vapour and carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide or CO2 is absorbed by plants, which process it via photosynthesis to help the plant grow. This infinite cycle of creation and combustion of energy – in a way "recycling of energy" – renders bioethanol a carbon-neutral fuel..
Efficient Green Energy
All ebios-fire® appliances are technically engineered in such a manner that their combustion temperature secures not only a minimum fuel consumption but also a clean combustion of bioethanol. This means in turn that a chimney or flue are not needed and thus that 100% of the heat generated are kept indoors