Does bioethanol fuel evaporate?

Does my fuel evaporate?

The simple answer is yes. 

Bioethanol fuel is mostly alcohol, so it will evaporate over time.  

How quickly does ethanol evaporate?

Bioethanol is generally around 96% alcohol, meaning your fuel evaporates fairly rapidly, which is why you buy it in airtight containers.

But there are steps you can follow to minimise evaporation. 

How do I prevent ethanol evaporation?

As a rough guide, 1 litre of our high-quality bioethanol fuel lasts around 3-4 hours with the shutter fully open and therefore Half a litre will last around 2 hours in your ethanol fireplace.

You can always refill it if you change your mind, BUT make sure you leave around 30 minutes for the fuel box to cool down completely before adding more fuel. 

If fuel remains at the end of your burning session, close the lid of the fuel box to minimise evaporation.

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