Ethanol Biofuel

The BioFuel used is a pure plant derivative, which is non-toxic, smokeless, odourless and environmentally friendly. 1 litre of BioFuel burns for between 1.5 and 5 hours dependant on burning unit used and conditions with a heat output of approximately 1 - 2.0kW.

Renewable crops such as sugarcane are used for production of BioFuel and because of this the environment is not destroyed, e.g. as a result of forest exploitation. BioFuel, unlike oil, is an eco-friendly fuel and is therefore sustainable.

Burns away completely - No side products such as smoke, ash or solid waste are produced.

Burning conditions are determined by the safe operation manual attached to the ethanol fireplaces.

Burning the fuel in BioFires, as well as in other open-fire units requires a regular supply of air / ventilation.


BioFires Distributors in South Africa

Free State

PHILCLASSIC CC - Phildi Rheeder


Cell: 081 431 2625

Fax: 086 567 3413


KwaZulu Natal

Botha's Hill Hardware

45 Old Main Road

Botha's Hill, Durban

Telephone: 031 777 1696

KwaZulu Natal

Hillcrest Buildit

9 Old Main Road

Oxford Village, Hillcrest

Telephone: 031 765 2221


Cotech Industries CC

12 Doloreit Street

Landine, Polokwane

Telephone: 015 297 3525


Western Cape

Kendal Mica

7 Cristy Shopping Centre

39 Kendal Rd

Diep River, Cape Town

Telephone: Tel: 021 715 7107

Western Cape

Woodland's Mica

194 Iman Haron Road

Claremont, Cape Town

Telephone: 021 683 7821

Western Cape

Spiro's Mica

31 Main Road

Durbanville, Cape Town

Telephone: 021 976 31109

Western Cape

Hout Bay Handiman Centre

Jack Hammer’s

50 Royal Ave, Hout Bay

Telephone: 021 790 0000

Western Cape

Hammer & Tongs Hardware

Gardens Centre

Mill Street, Gardens, Cape Town

Telephone: 021 465 1837


Western Cape

Constantia Hardware

Shop 9 Old Village

Constantia Village, Cape Town

Telephone: 021 794 0400


Western Cape


14 Alberta Centre

Albert Street, George

Telephone: 044 871 3222


Western Cape


4 Delta street , Mossel Bay

Telephone: 044 691 1558


Front Door Interiors

Casterbridge Centre

Hazyview Road , White River

Telephone: 013 751 2896



Our BioFuel is thoroughly tested and received a positive opinion from specialists regarding its safety for both humans and the environment and with reservation of use in accordance with designation and label instructions

BioFuel is a biologically clean product of plant origin, which has undergone rectification three times. It constitutes an entirely renewable source of energy.

With regards to environmental protection, in many countries, building law standards set up limitations in environmental release of hot air and fumes (such as during burning of wood, coal, briquette or fuel oil) in fear of environmental pollution and the so-called overheating that in a long-term cycle affect the ecosystem. For these reasons, in the so-called transitory heating periods (spring, autumn) it is recommended that one uses alternative heating equipment, mainly based on ecologically purer fuels. This recommendation also applies to hours during which, irrespective of the season of the year, we wish to temporarily increase room temperature.

Frequently Asked Questions?

Here are a few items on BioFuel that may interest you.

No, Biofuel burns cleanly, and can be used in any ventilated area.

BioFuel is made from sugarcane - a completely renewable source. It is referred to as denatured Ethanol and is environmentally friendly.

Yes - we have several local suppliers in most parts of the country and we can also courier the fuel to our clients who order online.

No, the BioFuel burns completely fume and smoke free but there must be a sufficient distance between the fire and the ceiling, approximately 1 metre.

Carbon Dioxide and steam are the only emissions from the burning BioFuel - ventilation is essential when using a BioFire, BioFireplace, Wallfire or fireplace insert, as the open flame burns oxygen. All one needs is a slightly open window or forced ventilation.

As with any other open flame, it obviously has its dangers and should be kept out of reach of children and away from pets. Also the bottles of Biofuel should be kept out of sight and reach of children.

Absolutely NOT! Although the fuel is eco-friendly, and is denatured Ethanol, it will be harmful to your health.

Yes! No smoke is given off. The only 2 emissions given off are Carbon Dioxide which is in the air we breathe already, and steam which will do no harm at all, the steam will moisten the air, rather than dry it out.

It compares well with electricity and is less expensive than gas. It is however more economical in other ways like not consuming electricity.

Order by Phone

Although it is very easy to order through our online shop, you may prefer to call 081 047 5347 should you wish to order by phone.

Email us on sales@biofires.co.za


Get in touch