The Environmental Benefits of Using Phurnacite

The Environmental Benefits of Using Phurnacite

Finding the right fuel to replace traditional house coal, now that it is no longer permitted to be sold in the UK, can be a problem. 

After all, if you’ve been using a particular fuel for many years and – while recognising that it may not have been doing the environment much good in the process – generally been happy with it, it can be quite frustrating having to change. And with so many smokeless alternatives available on the market now, that’s not always easy.

Luckily, the team at KG Smith & Son is here to help you find your way through this dilemma. This article will look at one increasingly popular alternative to house coal and examine the uses and environmental benefits of using Phurnacite instead.

What Is Phurnacite?

Phurnacite is an ovoid smokeless fuel that is manufactured in the UK using compressed anthracite dust.

It is designed for use in closed appliances such as cookers, stoves and room heaters, while also being a popular choice for use as smokeless boiler fuel. While you could use Phurnacite on an open fire, it is not recommended, because its performance is considerably diminished under those conditions.

What are the environmental benefits of using Phurnacite?

The main environmental advantage of using Phurnacite rather than house coal is that it is a smokeless fuel. This means that when you’re burning it, you’re not releasing anything like as much CO2 or other toxic gases into the atmosphere.

For instance, Phurnacite releases about 5g of smoke per hour, compared to the 25g per hour released by house coal.

But Phurnacite has an extra trick that gives it an edge over other fuels. That’s because it packs together tightly, so that when you load and light it, you can get up to 18 hours of heat out of it.


What that means in terms of the environment is that you use a lot less Phurnacite to get the same results that you would with many other fuels. That, in turn, means that you’re using a lot less of an important natural resource.

Of course, Phurnacite isn’t just an eco-friendly home heating option, it’s also a very efficient one. That slow burn comes with high heat output that’s eminently controllable and consistent.

There’s one more worthwhile benefit to Phurnacite worth mentioning here, and although it doesn’t have much to do with the environment, it’s certainly one that you as a user will notice. Because it burns for so long, once you’ve loaded up your boiler or stove, you can get on with your day without having to keep finding time to replenish it or top it up.


If Phurnacite sounds like the ideal new fuel you need for your boiler, stove, oven or room heater, KG Smith & Son can supply it in value 25kg bags, with even more savings to be had – plus free delivery – when you buy in larger quantities.

You are welcome to get in touch with our expert team of advisers, who will be happy to help with any queries you might have regarding the right fuel for your purposes. But if you know you want, you can place your order online now for fast and efficient delivery to your site, wherever you are in the UK.



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