A Clean Burning Future

When you think about firing up your backyard grill or fire pit, do you consider your health? Or, when you head out to go backpacking or camping, do you like to ‘leave no trace’? If you do, welcome to our family. We believe in living lives supported by products that are simple, clean and simply better.

Fire & Flavor fire starters are petroleum free, carbon neutral, non-toxic, low VOC and made from Biomass. They are also certified sustainable by FSC and certified as produced from Biomass by the USDA.

What defines a ‘clean burning’ fire starter?
Clean burning is a way to describe a combustible product that produces comparably little to no emissions or volatile organic compounds (VOCs). 

Why are petroleum-based or kerosene-based fire starter products not good for you?
Fire starting products containing kerosene and other items produced from paraffin or paraffin wax are sourced from the fossil fuel petroleum. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), burning such products can release formaldehyde, which the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified as a human carcinogen. 

What is a ‘carbon neutral’ fire starter?
Emissions resulting from burning Fire & Flavor fire starters are considered Carbon Neutral, as they are made from 100% Biomass. According to guidelines provided by the EPA and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), this product is considered Carbon Neutral because the CO2 emitted when burned is offset by the reduction of CO2 in the atmosphere from new biomass growth.

What is Biomass?
Biomass is renewable organic material that comes from plants and animals. Biomass was the largest source of total annual U.S. energy consumption until the mid-1800s. Biomass continues to be an important fuel in many countries, especially for cooking and heating in developing countries. 

Biomass contains stored chemical energy from the sun. Plants produce biomass through photosynthesis. Biomass can be burned directly for heat or converted to renewable liquid and gaseous fuels through various processes.