Miscanthus Fire Logs & Firelighters


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.

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.

Find out more about carbon neutral miscanthus

open box of dr heat natural firelighters woodfuel cooperative

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.

Miscanthus Fire Logs a bag of fuel cobs made from dried miscanthus Wood Fuel Co-operative

Use our unique Add-on Facility to add Dr Heat Firelighters to any pallet, or order individual packs here.

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Quick guide to choosing the best Wood Fuel for your stove and lifestyle.

Wood Fuel Co-operative

*Break - We strongly recommend you break these briquettes in half (or less for very small stoves) because they do expand whilst burning and you don't want them to overfill the fire.
*Easy to light - We always use a Firelighter and Kindling Sticks to start our fires. Most briquettes are graded four stars to light because they are quite dense and require kindling.


  • All stove and flue combinations tend to have different burning characteristics. Fuel that works well in my stove may not work so well in your stove, and vice-versa.
  • Most modern stoves are more efficient than most older stoves, meaning a modern quality stove will burn fuel more economically and generate more heat over a longer period.
  • Always try to burn fuel with a 'lick of flame'. Smouldering fuel to try to extend burn time is bad for your stove, flue and the environment due to unburned particulate matter in the smoke.
  • Be prepared to break briquettes into smaller sections to fit into your stove comfortably. Many briquettes do expand whilst burning and you don't want them to expand onto the glass.
  • The chart above indicates which briquettes are easy to break. Some are small enough so they don't need breaking. This makes for a cleaner environment around your stove.
  • All briquettes, except Everyday Value and Hotmax, benefit hugely from using kindling to light them. I suggest five kindling sticks will be sufficient, meaning a net should last 30 days.