Bioethanol as fuel for ethanol fireplaces

Important: Bioethanol is liquid fuel so it is strongly recommended to check if the device you want to use bioethanol with is made for the use of this product!

In doubt ask the manufacturer!

We are using for our product B95 only the best quality that is allowed by law - alcohol of secondary quality.
The denaturing agents containing in these products are statutory and unavoidable.

An explanation of alcohol qualities referring to biothanol (agricultural alcohol):

  • rectified alcohol is the first quality and is subject to manufacturing of potable spirits, food production and fabrication of pharmaceuticals as well as laboratory purposes
  • the second quality is mostly denatured and used for laboratory purposes, cleaning purposes, producing of cleaning agents.
  • the 3rd quality and worse (alcohol from recycling processes for example) is used for methylated spirits. Those often have that awkward smell.

Smell:

The smell of our bioethanol products is the typical smell of alcohol.
The denaturing agents are hardly noticable.
The firebox of the ethanol fireplace should be cleaned regularly because Dust and similar residues might gather in the bin.

Cleaning the device is as well expediant when it hasn't been in use for a longer time. The containing denaturing agent denatonium benzoate might leave a small residue you will realise as a white powder. These residues combust when the flame dies or a moment later on the hot surface. Being very close to the device you might smell something for some seconds. Unfortunately this is unavoidable.

Please keep in mind bioethanol is a natural product, produced from different agricultural ressources. For that it might come to variabilities in analysis values but which are always within the specified values!

The current specification you will find here .

If you run an ethanol fireplace for the first time there might occur a smell, too. It is the same as with an oven which you need to heat once before using it for baking.
Furthermore you should make sure there are no foils left after unpacking the device.
Those might cause awkward smells as well.

The burning behaviour

Bioethanol B95:
In the beginning the flame is bluish.
When the alcohol warms up our product burns with a delightful burning yellow coloured flame as shown on the pictures below:

 

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The cumbustion causes no smell and no mentionable residues.
Only water and carbon dioxid occur.
Please make sure to always burn the complete amount of alcohol that is in the firebox otherwise the for alcohol typical smell will appear.
Alcohol spreads itself when getting warm which might also cause a deflagration when the atmosphere comes in contact with an ignition source, for example when lightening the fireplace again or candles standing nearby etc.

The consumption

The consumption of B95 is about 660 ml/h.
These values might differ, depending on model of the fireplace and environmental conditions.