A unique waterproof, eco-friendly solid fire-lighting biofuel for outdoor cooking called FireDragon – developed by Cardiff-based BCB Adventure Ltd (manufacturer of novel equipment for the outdoor industry) has scooped up an innovation prize from the Wales Quality Centre.
The fuel has been in production since 2014 and is proving popular with outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers looking to use a green fuel that can be ignited reliably in all manner of weather conditions – with the added bonus of not producing (and thus inhaling!) nasty fumes.
Speaking after picking up the award, BCB’s Managing Director, Janey Howell said: “We are delighted to be awarded with the innovation prize in recognition of our efforts to bring to market a truly unique product. We worked tirelessly to develop a green and clean solid outdoor cooking biofuel for those who want to enjoy the great outdoors in an eco-conscious way.”
“The FireDragon fuel is good news for outdoor enthusiasts. It enables them to cook their meals and warm up their drinks with a safer and cleaner fuel than traditional fuel blocks. Our fuel is non-toxic, non-drip and made from 100% natural ingredients, including ethanol sourced from UK grown grain stocks. The FireDragon fuel is odourless, gives off virtually no soot and leaves very little residue. This means that with our fuel your cooking equipment stays clean for longer.”
Mrs. Howell went on to explain how the fuel is more than a match for similar alternative fuels: “One tablet of FireDragon fuel (27 grams) can boil 500 ml of water in 5-6 minutes; that’s at least two minutes faster than competitors’ similar products. It can even be ignited whilst wet, something unique to FireDragon.”
“Wherever they outdoor pursuits take them be it in driving rain, freezing conditions or searing heat, the fuel will ensure that adventurers can easily light up a fire whenever required.”