WHY DR. HEAT?
Sustainably produced eco friendly firelighters
Our ethos is to produce quality carbon neutral fuel products, which benefit both the user and the environment.
Dr. Heat eco-friendly firelighters are produced from miscanthus grass and recycled scented candle wax, which would otherwise be sent to landfill. Our production facility is run by solar panels and all packaging materials are 100% recyclable cardboard.
WHY DO WE USE MISCANTHUS?
Miscanthus is a high yielding grass grown specifically for energy production. Our 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, unlike some other wood firelighter products on the market.
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