Take second look at cleaner fire-lighting fuels
The manufacturers of a novel bio-ethanol based fire-lighting fuel used by British Soldiers are encouraging the public to take a second look at cleaner domestic and outdoor firelighters following the publication of the Government’s clean air strategy.
Earlier this week, the UK Government published its Clean Air Strategy which outlines a number of measures it will take to clean up our air including the introduction of new legislation to prohibit the sale of the most polluting fuels.
164 year old Cardiff-based survival equipment manufacturers, BCB International Ltd, have developed the world’s first solid bio-ethanol fuel, called ‘FireDragon’. In 2015 following extensive laboratory and field trials against other leading household firelighters, the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) decided to adopt the novel ‘FireDragon’ fuel as the heating source for soldiers’ operational rations.
BCB International’s Managing Director, Andrew Howell, said: “Breathing dirty air is harmful to our health. We welcome the Government’s Clean Air strategy which shines a spotlight on the environmental health hazards associated with traditional firelighters which can emit numerous toxic fumes. We each owe it to our environment and health to do our bit to clean up our air.
“We are encouraging the public to take a long hard look at traditional firelighters and a second look at cleaner and safer alternatives like FireDragon.”