Bio ethanol is alcohol that has been made unsuitable for consumption. We call this process denaturing. Bio ethanol is sometimes also called bio alcohol.
Our CL100 bio ethanol is made by fermenting sugars in sugar cane, grains, sugar beet or corn. To stimulate this process, production organisms such as yeasts are usually added.
Our CL100 bio ethanol is 100% pure bio ethanol with an alcohol percentage above 95%. CL100 bio ethanol is produced in the Netherlands.
The other components consist of substances that ensure that a nice yellow flame is created during combustion.
The CL100 bio ethanol is not suitable for use in all bio ethanol burners with an open reservoir: CL100 bio ethanol has been developed for our bio ethanol burner with ceramic stone. The ceramic stone absorbs the bioethanol, it is not the alcohol that burns, it is only the alcohol vapors that come out of the stone that ignite.• Can I also use another type of fuel instead of bio ethanol?
No, we strongly advise against the use of any other fuels. The reason herefore is that the ceramic core will absorb this other fuel and will cause an impure combustion. This may cause an unpleasant odour and unnecessary smoke and soot production. Moreover, it may cause the ceramic core to get clogged by the chemical supplements in these (less pure) fuels, which in turn will prevent a normal combustion. As a result, in the long run the core might not be able to absorb fuel anymore. Using different fuels also cancels the warranty on the burner.
We therefore advise you to use CL100 bio ethanol, which has been specially developed for the ceramic burners.
The combustion of bio ethanol genaerally produces an odor when the bioethanol is not well filtered or produced from (too many) different raw materials. The alcohol percentage is also of great importance; the lower the alcohol percentage, the more smell will be noticeable. Bio ethanol with a lower percentage of alcohol contains a larger percentage of additives, which results in a less pure combustion.
No combustion is completely odorless. One person perceives more smell than the other. The combination of bio ethanol CL100 and the evaporation from the absorbing ceramic core in the burner ensures the purest combustion as possible, leaving a barely perceptible odor.
If a bio ethanol burner with a ceramic core will be extinguished, a possible odor will be stronger.• Why does Xaralyn only sell bio ethanol per 1 litre bottle?
We do not recommend using bio ethanol in jerry cans for safety reasons. Our liter bottles are equipped with a special cap. This cap reduces the chance that a spark can reach the alcohol. If a spark comes into the bottle, it will be knocked out of your hands by the pressure. With a jerry can you run the risk of getting the bioethanol over you.
In addition, larger jerry cans are usually made of a softer material which slowly dissolves in the pure bio ethanol, causing a contamination in the bio ethanol.