What is Smokeless Fuel?
Smokeless fuel is the latest and greatest modern evolution in the solid fuel industry. Throughout the manufacturing process solid fuels are carefully tweaked and tested to lower their smoke levels, making them significantly better for the environment.
Smokeless fuels comply with The Clean Air Acts of 1956 and 1968, which were introduced to deal with the smog caused by the widespread burning of ordinary house coal. To combat this pollution Smoke Control Areas were introduced in the majority of large towns and cities in the UK, and since 1993 selected smokeless fuels have been approved as authorised for use in these areas.
CPL smokeless fuels have passed rigorous tests to ensure that they are capable of burning without producing excess smoke and can therefore be used in any Smoke Control Area.
It’s not just their environmental characteristics which make smokeless fuels so popular, they also outperform traditional solid fuels, and can help to save consumers money. Smokeless fuel's typically last as much as 40% longer than coal, whilst producing 20% less CO2. Heating efficiency levels for a fuel like Homefire can be as high as 65% on a multi-fuel stove, which is a large rise from the 28% figure achieved by house coal. The increased burning performance of smokeless fuels means that you spend less time re-fuelling your fire, and less money re-stocking your supply.
Smokeless fuel explained
Smokeless fuels are carbon efficient, manufactured solid fuels which are ideal for both open fires and closed appliances. CPL smokeless fuels lead the way in this market and we continue to be at the forefront of smokeless fuel production. Our smokeless fuels use natural binders, such as the sugar cane by-product molasses, to ensure that they are as kind to the environment as possible. Our research and development team continually look for new ways in which to improve our carbon footprint, and the performance of our smokeless fuels.
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