biofireplace fuel

In the recent past, fire­places were con­sid­ered a lux­u­ry item, wealthy peo­ple had them in coun­try hous­es, while the inhab­i­tants of apart­ment build­ings could not even dream of such a thing. But today every­thing has changed a lot with the advent of bio-fire­places — real fire has become pos­si­ble in an ordi­nary apart­ment.

Of course, such bio-fire­places require spe­cial fuel — they are not heat­ed with fire­wood. And it is a liq­uid bio­fu­el that allows every city dweller to enjoy their own fire­place.

How does a biofireplace work?

For those who are inter­est­ed in this issue, we will briefly describe the device of the fire­place. So, in the case there is a burn­er for a biofire­place, into which fuel is poured and ignit­ed. The vol­ume of the fuel tank deter­mines how often you add ethanol. In more com­plex mod­els, there are two burn­ers sep­a­rat­ed by a per­fo­rat­ed par­ti­tion.

When pour­ing fuel, be extreme­ly care­ful, because even a few drops spilled around the fire­place can lead to an instant spread of fire and a fire.

Biofuel for biofireplaces — advantages and features

The dif­fer­ence between bio­fu­el and con­ven­tion­al fuel is that when burned, it does not emit soot and soot at all. In its com­po­si­tion, it is almost pure ethanol (wine alco­hol). Since by law the pub­lic is not allowed to sell pure ethanol, for biofire­places it is made from dena­tured ethanol.

Among the advan­tages of ethanol is that it does not have a harm­ful effect on the envi­ron­ment, dur­ing com­bus­tion it decom­pos­es into water vapor and car­bon monox­ide with the release of heat, it burns with a col­or­less fire with a slight blue tint.

The device of the heat­ing block in the biofire­place and the com­po­si­tion of the fuel can­not lead to smoke, sparks, and the pro­duc­tion of tox­ic sub­stances — such fire­places are com­plete­ly safe.

DIY biofireplace fuel

biofuel for biofireplaces

It’s not at all dif­fi­cult to make it. We will need 96% ethanol (avail­able at a phar­ma­cy) and high­ly refined gaso­line, for exam­ple, intend­ed for lighters.

We take a liter of alco­hol and 50–80 g of gaso­line, mix until they stop strat­i­fy­ing. Imme­di­ate­ly after cook­ing, we use the fuel so that it does not have time to sep­a­rate from each oth­er again.

Pour the mix­ture into the biofire­place burn­er and ignite. Such fuel is no worse than pur­chased. For an hour of burn­ing, you will need less than 0.5 liters. So a 2.5 liter tank will give you at least 8 hours of enjoy­ing a beau­ti­ful and safe flame.

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