Denatured Ethanol Fireplaces
The rising energy prices, air and water pollution, and an increasing awareness of human impacts on the environment has caused many people's interested to turn to clean, safe, and environmentally friendly heating options for their homes.
Denatured ethanol fireplaces are environmentally friendly, since ethanol is made from plants, when it is burned its emissions are roughly similar to human breath - small amounts of water vapor and carbon dioxide. It also does not release any new carbon dioxide into the air. These fireplaces have small fuel tanks which hold the liquid alcohol, the compact size and design often make these tanks completely portable.
Ethanol is also known as ‘grain alcohol' or ‘ethyl alcohol'. It has a unique scent and is a clear liquid and has no taste when in its purest form, this liquid is very flammable. It the same type of alcohol which is regularly found in alcoholic beverages. Simply referred to as alcohol, ethanol is mainly used as either home heating fuel or fuel for cars, ethanol is denatured with the addition of small amounts of other components that make it either distasteful for humans to drink. This makes denatured alcohol inapplicable to the standard taxes that are levied on beverage alcohols.
Most of the ethanol produced in North America is prepared from corn, with switchgrass and sugarcane also becoming popular choices. Increasing petrol costs have encouraged the development of new methods suitable for producing ethanol.
Ethanol Fireplaces are an attractive choice for the environmentally aware and anyone concerned about having a portable fireplace.