Ethanol fires 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.
It is 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.