You might enjoy the heat and efficiency benefits of smokeless coal, but are you aware of the health and environmental benefits? Air pollution from smoky coal was why smokeless coal was invented back in the 1940’s, but it’s still an issue today and is taken so seriously in Ireland for example, that smoky coal will be banned countrywide by 2018, with smokeless coal heralded as the safer and cleaner alternative.
The Asthma Society of Ireland (ASI) estimate that nearly 2,000 people die from smoky coal pollution in Ireland every year. Smokeless coal cut smoke emissions by up to 80% and Carbon Dioxide emissions by up to 40%, compared to smoky coal, whilst providing better heating performance.
How? Our smokeless coals are created from a specific and carefully measured blend of anthracite, bituminous coal, and renewable material. Anthracite is a naturally occurring smokeless coal, and applies this property to manufactured fuels. Greater efficiency and the renewable material content in each briquette helps reduce the net Carbon Dioxide emissions.
Give smokeless fuel a try if you haven’t already – you’ll be surprised by the results.