Bioethanol is a biological alcohol of plant origin. It is produced from plant substances used as bio-fuels (or plant fuels).
It is an energy source of plant origin that belongs to the renewable energy family. Plants that contain sucrose (beet root, sugar cane) or starch (wheat, corn) can be converted into bioethanol, obtained by fermenting the sugar extracted from the sugar plants or through enzymatic hydrolysis of starch contained in cereals.
With new technologies, bioethanol can also be obtained from harvest waste and thus the cost will progressively lower, increasing its convenience.
Generally, a litre of bio-alcohol is sufficient to burn a fire for 3 – 6 hours (depending on burner adjustment).
The quality of bio-ethanol is essential for its use in a bio-fireplace, not only for avoiding unpleasant odors, but also for the quality of the air you breathe. Since there is no external evacuating system for the residues, it is important not to release harmful substances into the environment.
For this reason, we advise against the addition of flavoring substances and we recommend the use of pure bioethanol of guaranteed quality.