This page has been created to give some basic insight into bioethanol fuel and gel fuel. Despite these two types of fuel being presented differently they are both essentially the same. Read the extra guide if you want to read more about the differences between bioethanol fuel and gel fuel.
Bio-Ethanol Fuel Explained
Bioethanol fuel, or bio gel fuel, is a form of renewable energy made from natural ingredients. Ethanol is commonly made from the fermentation of biomass such as corn, sugarcane, hemp, sugarcane, potato and cassava. Gel fire and bio-ethanol fireplace fuel is actually called ethyl alcohol, the same type of alcohol that is found in beer, wine and spirits, basically all alcoholic beverages. In its purest form it is 100% alcohol, however the proof rating in the bottles of bio-ethanol fuel purchased for fireplaces is typically around 96%. The missing 4% is additives which are blended with the alcohol to discourage it from being used as a recreational drink.
Green Energy Option
Bio ethanol fuel has many uses, not just in fireplaces. In fact, it is now mainly used as an additive to motoring fuels to reduce the reliance on carbon fuels. Ethanol-blended motor fuel is widely used in Brazil, the United States, and Europe. Petrol pumps in the US quote 10% ethanol is blended with the petroleum fuel.
Alcohol is highly flammable therefore bioethanol fireplace safety and gel fire safety is an important concern when you buy bioethanol fuel, or buy gel fuel, especially the handling and storage of the fuel. We have written a number of technical guides, these are listed below.
More Bio-Ethanol Fireplace Technical Pages
- Bio-Ethanol Fireplace Explained, Operation and Use
- Bio-Ethanol Fireplace Fuel Explained
- Choosing a Freestanding Bio-Ethanol Fireplace
- Converting a Traditional Fireplace to Bioethanol Fuel
- Gel Burners and Gel Fuel Cans – Buying Guide
- Guide to Adding Pebbles to a Bio-ethanol Fireplace
- Guide to Bioethanol Fireplace Running Costs
- Guide to Buying a Table Top Bio-ethanol Fire
- Guide to Buying an Outdoor Bio-ethanol Fireplace
- Guide to Ceramic Sponge Wool Use in Bioethanol Burners
- Guide to Choosing a Bio-Ethanol Burner
- Guide to Choosing a Bio-Ethanol Fireplace
- Guide to Installing Wall Mounted Bio-Ethanol Fireplaces
- Ventilation for Bioethanol Fireplaces and Gel Burners
As stated above Bioethanol fuel is highly flammable which when lit, has a real flame, and gives off heat.