General Information - About Bio FuelWith rising energy prices, pollution, and the ever increasing awareness for a greener environment, many people are considering heating options which is clean, safe and environmentally friendly.Ethanol is one of these – since it is made from plants, which does not release any new carbon dioxide (CO2) into the air. The only CO2 that can be released is the gas which was absorbed by the plants as they grew. Ethanol when burning is similar to a human breathing – small amounts of water vapour and carbon dioxide with no harmful or toxic substances are emitted.Bio FuelEthanol is also known by the names 'ethyl alcohol' and 'grain alcohol'. It has a unique scent and is very flammable, colourless and tasteless in its pure form. It is a mildly toxic chemical compound, and is the same alcohol found in alcoholic beverages. It is generally referred to simply as "alcohol". For use as a heating fuel, ethanol is "denatured" with the addition of small amounts of other components that make it toxic for human consumption. By this process, denatured alcohol is not subject to the same taxes that are levied on beverage alcohols intended for human consumption. The denatured ethanol in this form is commonly known as 'bio fuel' or 'bio ethanol'.Environmentally FriendlyBecause ethanol is so readily available, and since the burning of denatured ethanol produces no hazardous emissions, using it in fireplaces is a very attractive and effective option.Clean EmissionAs bioethanol is entirely composed of biological matter, its combustion results in a clean emission of only water vapour and carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide or CO2 is absorbed by plants, which process it via photosynthesis to help the plant grow. This infinite cycle of creation and combustion of energy – in a way "recycling of energy" – renders bioethanol a carbon-neutral fuel.Efficient Green EnergyAll Syam appliances are technically engineered in such a manner that their combustion temperature secures not only a minimum fuel consumption but also a clean combustion of bioethanol. This means in turn that a chimney or flue are not needed and thus that 100% of the heat generated are kept indoorsFuel ConsumptionUnlike wood or gas burning fireplaces, the flame behaviour seen in bioethanol fireplaces is very much influenced by airflow around the burner and draft conditions, which prevail in the individual setting. Both can have an undesired effect on the combustion temperature and the fuel consumption.Supporting our customers with our expertise and technical knowhow enables them to create not only a stunning focal point but also a perfectly functional and safe to operate bioethanol fireplace.