Miscanthus is a grass with huge potential. It’s carbon neutral, absorbing carbon as it grows, while its high-nutrient ash is ideal for composting.
Even better, it’s UK-grown and comes plastic-free packaging, making it the perfect eco-friendly fuel.
Dr Heat Firelighters
Dr Heat Firelighters are carbon neutral firelighters made from UK grown Miscanthus grass, which is coated in candle wax.
Carbon-Neutral and UK Grown
Miscanthus is perennial grass that grows from rhizomes. That means you plant it once and then harvest for up to twenty years.
The grass actively absorbs carbon during the growing cycle, with the rhizome locking the carbon away. Carbon released during the burning process is matched by the carbon absorbed during the above-ground growth period.
Miscanthus is harvested when it’s fully ripe, so no fossil fuels are needed to dry it. This makes miscanthus briquettes and firelighters carbon neutral and real fuels for the future, hence our love for them.
And if that’s not enough good news, the whole process – from growing to harvesting, processing to manufacture – takes place in the UK, minimising travel miles.
Dr Heat Firelighters
Dr Heat firelighters use waste wax from candle-making factories in South-West England, along with the chopped miscanthus grass, to produce an easy-to-use, pleasantly scented firelighter. These firelighters light easily and quickly, and burn for a long time.
Even better, Dr Heat firelighters are in a cardboard box and the factory that produces them runs on solar energy.
Miscanthus Fire Logs
Sadly, the manufacturer discontinued Miscanthus Fire Logs, which means we can no longer get them.
Miscanthus Fire Logs and BBQ briquettes are small, dense cobs in an attractive paper bag. They were very popular during the short time we had them in stock, so fingers crossed they come back again soon.
Their eco-credentials are impressive and it’s always fantastic to be able to stock a unique UK product.
Unfortunately, the Fire Logs and BBQ Briquettes are no longer available, but happily Dr Heat Firelighters are here to stay.