Carbon dioxide is the main greenhouse gas which contributes to global warming. Burning of fossil fuels such as oil, gas, and coal contribute to global warming due to the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. Firelogs are wood fuel which is considered greenhouse-gas neutral since it releases similar amounts of carbon dioxide if it burns or is left to decay. But smoke from inefficient wood burning is a serious atmospheric pollutant.
The highly compressed logs goes thorough two stages of a burn: the ignition and the heat conversion stage. During the ignition stage the logs burn with a flame and the wood breaks down into charcoal, volatile gases and liquids. The volatile gases and liquids burn in flame and produce little heat, but it its the charcoal which glows with flameless fire which produces the most heat. Our compressed firelogs are able to produce more heat because of the patented technology which compresses the log to the core allowing it to burn in the heat conversion stage longer.
Due to the high amount of sawmill waste in British Columbia, all our logs are produced with wood waste. The bio-extruder can also be used to compact other waste material such as wood byproducts, peanut shells, sunflower seed shells - virtually any bio-mass that contains natural lignin - and transforms it into a useable commodity. This commodity may be formed into either a solid log or briquette for use as home heating or industrial fuel, or as a cooking fuel in countries where burning material is scarce and/or impractical.