Fuel Types

The Ecco Stove masonry heater range has been designed for not only optimum performance, but also ease of maintenance and parts replacement.

Fuel Types | Wood logs

Choosing the right fuel is very important when getting ready for the heating season with your Ecco Stove.

Ecco Stoves prime fuel is wood logs which we hope are largely sourced locally to the installation. many other renewable fuels are imported from out of country (America, Eastern Europe etc); have then to be transported for chipping, pelletising or kiln drying which in our opinion carries a very high carbon footprint. 

Wood logs sourced locally significantly reduce such carbon production and of course are wholly renewable as a tree burned on the Ecco Stove produces less carbon to atmosphere than a tree felled or fallen rotting on the forest floor. 

Biomass fuel is a generic term used to describe material that has come from living or recently living organisms. The most common being wood (logs), wood pellets, wood chips, Peat, manure, crops and other scrap timber. Biomass is an important step in maintaining our environment as it is low carbon or is carbon neutral in its emissions, which creates a closed carbon cycle.


How it works

Trees absorb CO² from the atmosphere using sunlight (Photosynthesis). When the tree is cut down and used for fuel the CO² is released back into the atmosphere during combustion / burning. As long as the trees that have been cut down are replaced with new ones the released CO² is reabsorbed. This creates a renewable source of fuel that contributes to the environment as opposed to damaging it.

The more efficient the stove the better it is at reducing the harmful material released when biomass is burned. The Ecco Stove® has been tested at 88% efficiency and 0.07% carbon output (EC678) making it one of the more efficient wood burning stove / slow heat release stove / masonry heaters on the market.


Wood Log Characteristics (Energy)