Dr Heat Firelighters
Dr Heat Firelighters are carbon neutral firelighters made from UK grown Miscanthus grass, which is coated in waste scented candle wax. They are 100% natural, chemical free and pleasantly scented by the candle wax. 100% UK made and in cardboard packaging. The colour of the firelighter varies from red to purple, depending on the scent of wax being used. The wax comes from a factory making scented candles, and is a waste product that would otherwise end up in landfill. The Dr Heat production facility is run by solar panels and all packaging materials are 100% recyclable cardboard.
A Dr Heat Firelighter burns for about 10 minutes, which is long enough to light any well-built wood fire.
Dr Heat Firelighters are a clean, natural and very effective way of lighting any wood-based fire. You can use them year round to light barbecues, chimeneas, firepits and pizza ovens as well.
What is Miscanthus?
Miscanthus is a high yielding grass grown specifically for energy production. Dr Heat’s crops are grown locally in Somerset and harvested in the Spring when they are naturally ripe. Therefore, reducing the need for further drying, and removing the use of fossil fuels to do so.
Each tonne of Miscanthus burnt, in replacement of coal, will prevent the emission of up to two tonnes of carbon dioxide. An additional benefit of growing Miscanthus is its ability to actively sequester carbon within the crop’s roots.
Miscanthus is recognised as the number one energy crop by the biggest power producers in the UK, as a carbon neutral replacement to coal.
- High dry matter yield
- Efficient use of available nutrients
- Efficient water usage due to deep rooting
- No recognised pests or diseases
- Requires no Pesticides or chemical fertilisers
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Dr Heat Firelighters come in small cardboard boxes containing 30 firelighters. The cardboard can be recycled at your local recycling centre.