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Ecoal: Embracing The Sustainable Choice for Eco-Friendly Heating

As we become more conscious of our environmental impact, finding sustainable alternatives for everyday activities is crucial. In our quest for eco-friendly heating options, innovative solutions are emerging that utilize renewable resources. One such solution is Ecoal, a remarkable heating fuel created from crushed olive stones. In this blog post, we will delve into the unique benefits of using this new “coal”, its sustainable attributes, and how it can provide efficient and cosy warmth while reducing our environmental impact.

Ecoal: The Wonder of Olive Stones:

  • Ecoal stands apart from traditional house coal as it is derived from a readily available by-product—crushed olive stones. By repurposing this waste material, it helps to reduce landfill waste and maximize the use of a sustainable resource.
Ecoal - Created from crushed olive stones
Ecoal created from crushed Olive Stones -

Ecoal Environmental Advantages:

  • Reduced Carbon Footprint: this a carbon-neutral fuel, meaning the carbon dioxide released during burning is offset by the carbon absorbed during the olive tree's growth. By using this product, you contribute to a net-zero carbon footprint, actively combating climate change.
  • Renewable and Sustainable: Olive stones are an abundant and renewable resource, making this an environmentally responsible choice. This sustainable fuel helps conserve natural resources and promotes a circular economy by repurposing agricultural waste.
  • Lower Emissions: Compared to traditional fuels, Ecoal emits significantly fewer pollutants and particulate matter during combustion. This leads to improved air quality, reduced health risks, and a cleaner environment for all.

Efficient Heating Performance:

  • High Heat Output: Ecoal boasts impressive heat output, providing efficient and effective warmth for your home. Its energy-dense nature means you can enjoy a cosy atmosphere while using less fuel, resulting in cost savings.
  • Extended Burn Time: The dense composition of olive stones allows it to burn for longer periods, providing sustained heat. This reduces the need for frequent refuelling and ensures a more consistent and comfortable heating experience.

Practical Tips for Using Ecoal:

  • Appliance Compatibility: Verify that your heating appliance is suitable for Ecoal. Consult with a professional or refer to the manufacturer's guidelines to ensure optimal performance and safety.
  • Proper Storage: Store Ecoal in a dry and well-ventilated area to maintain its quality and effectiveness.
  • Efficient Usage: Combine with other sustainable fuels, such as kiln dried firewood, to enhance burn characteristics and maximize efficiency.

Setting Up and Lighting a Fire with Ecoal

Setting up and lighting a fire using Ecoal is a sustainable and eco-friendly way to enjoy a cosy fire without traditional firewood. Ecoal is a type of eco-friendly coal made from renewable resources like coffee grounds and natural binders. Follow these steps and tips to successfully set up and light your fire with Ecoal:

Materials Needed:

Step 1: Prepare Your Fire Pit or Fireplace

Ensure your fireplace or fire pit is clean and free of debris from previous fires. Make sure the damper or flue is open to allow for proper ventilation.

Step 2: Arrange Your Ecoal Briquettes

  • Place a layer of Ecoal briquettes at the bottom of your fire pit or fireplace. These will serve as the base for your fire.

Step 3: Create a Kindling Nest

  • Build a small nest of kindling on top of the Ecoal briquettes. You can use small sticks, dry leaves, or newspaper for this purpose. This will help ignite the fire and get it started quickly.

Step 4: Add a Firelighter (Optional)

  • If you have firelighter cubes or sticks, you can place one in the kindling nest. These can make lighting the fire easier, especially in damp conditions.

Step 5: Light the Fire

  • Using a long lighter or matches, carefully ignite the kindling nest. Start from the bottom and work your way up to ensure even ignition.
  • Be cautious and keep a safe distance from the flames while lighting the fire.

Step 6: Maintain the Fire

  • As the fire starts to burn, the Ecoal briquettes will catch fire and provide a consistent, long-lasting heat source.
  • Add additional Ecoal briquettes as needed to keep the fire going at your desired intensity.

Step 7: Enjoy the Fire Responsibly

  • Never leave a fire unattended, and ensure you fully extinguish it before leaving the area.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher, bucket of water, or hose nearby for safety.
  • Remember to follow local fire safety regulations and guidelines.
Photographer: Sarah Brown | Source: Unsplash


Ecoal, made from crushed olive stones, represents a sustainable and efficient heating solution. Its unique composition, derived from a renewable resource, reduces carbon emissions and minimizes environmental impact. By adopting this product, you not only enjoy a warm and inviting space but also make a positive contribution to the planet. Embrace the eco-friendly warmth of Ecoal and be part of the sustainable heating movement.

To learn more about regulations since 2021 regarding solid fuels and their impact on home burning, you can read the full article on BBC News: Wood burners: Sale of coal and wet wood restricted in England

Recommended Fuel Products:

If you're looking for the perfect fuel to complement your eco-friendly fire setup, check out these products:

  1. Ecoal: Ecoal is an eco-conscious alternative to traditional coal, made from renewable resources. It burns cleanly and efficiently, making it an excellent choice for environmentally conscious fire enthusiasts.
  2. Kiln Dried Logs: Kiln dried logs are carefully seasoned and dried in a controlled environment, ensuring low moisture content. This makes them easy to ignite and perfect for generating a cosy and consistent fire.
  3. Kindling: Kindling is essential for getting your fire started quickly and efficiently. Our kindling products are sourced from quality materials to ensure you have the perfect ignition source for your fires.

Click on the links above to explore our product pages and find the ideal fuel options for your next fire. Whether you prefer the eco-friendly Ecoal, or the convenience of kiln-dried logs, we have the right fuel to enhance your fire experience.

Photographer: Nikolay Kovalenko | Source: Unsplash
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