SPARTHERM – THE FIRE COMPANY
Since its foundation in 1986, the name SPARTHERM Feuerungstechnik GmbH has come to represent innovation and high-quality in fireplace inserts, free standing stoves as well as gas and bioethanol fires.
In two plants equipped with state-of-the-art machinery, our 1,000 employees design, develop and manufacture over 50,000 appliances per year, which impress even the most discerning customer with their safety, quality, function and design.
QUALITY IS OUR TRADITION – NOW AND IN THE FUTURE
We are proud to be a highly successful family-run business, driven by our dedication to highest quality and product safety, which is paired with our passion for exclusive and functional design. With expertise and dedication our ebios-fire® expert team creates magical moments around mesmerising flames for our customers.
We share a burning passion for fire with our business partners and customers, who reward us with loyalty and satisfaction for the excellent customer service we offer every day.
BIOETHANOL – THE GREEN ALTERNATIVE
ebios-fire® fireplaces can only be used with bioethanol. Bioethanol, a renewable fuel generated through fermentation of sugar and starch components of plant by-products – primarily sugar cane, potatoes, grains and hay – has a neutral environmental footprint.
In addition to heat, burning bioethanol only generates water vapour and carbon dioxide (CO2), making ebios-fire® fireplaces practically odour-free. This makes a chimney or flue completely unnecessary. Our Passo E model is the only exception.
As an alcohol-based liquid, bioethanol begins to evaporate at around 12°C. The vapours generated from this process are heavier than air and therefore remain on top of the surface of the liquid bioethanol. It is therefore only the ethanol gas, not the liquid ethanol, which burns when lit.
As a renewable energy source, bioethanol is used for a wide variety of purposes nowadays: When blended with petrol, it makes transport fuel more sustainable; it is used in production processes of the medical, cosmetics and food industry. And – last but not least – it creates a beautiful, lively flame with practically no odour or residue when used in ebios-fire® appliances.
CLEAN COMBUSTION AND NEUTRAL FOOTPRINT
Bioethanol consists entirely of biological matter. Its great advantage is a neutral environmental footprint. The CO2 generated during combustion is absorbed by plants, which process it via photosynthesis for their own growth. This cycle of creation and combustion of energy – in a way “recycling of energy” – makes bioethanol a carbon2-neutral fuel.
GREAT POWER THANKS TO LOW CONSUMPTION
All ebios-fire® appliances are designed to ensure low fuel consumption, provided the combustion temperature is ideal.
STORAGE AND HANDLING
Bioethanol is a Class 1B Flammable Liquid (flammability) and rated Class 3 PGII (transport) and is therefore regulated by various standards around the world. Please familiarise yourself with these safety standards in order to guarantee safe storage and handling of this fuel in accordance with all valid regulations.
LEVEL OF PURITY AND CONSUMPTION
ebios-fire® burners may only be operated with bioethanol of at least 96.6 % but max. 97.0 % purity. We recommend a purity level of 96.6 %. For information on the fuel consumption of ebios-fire® appliances, refer to the corresponding product specifications.