An Irish businessman and a South African have created eco fire and BBQ logs made entirely from grape seeds.
Richard Large of Eco Fire and BBQ Logs Ireland, who has resided in Ireland for the past two decades, says the revolutionary product will transform the way Irish people BBQ their food.
He believes the product is ideal for the Irish domestic market as a suitable replacement for wood, charcoal, peat and coal for “years to come”.
The logs, a 100% recycled product, are a by-product of South Africa’s booming wine industry.
“The logs are truly a unique product suitable for recreational BBQs and domestic heating with so many of the prerequisites that meet the drive to go green.”
“Primarily, it is carbon neutral, a 100% recycled natural product. There is no impact on the environment as far as deforestation, mining activities and usage of chemical binders to get this combustible product to the consumer.”
“The flame burns bright for 45 odd minutes giving off a wonderful heat; then the coals maintain a good constant heat.”
“When my business partner first introduced me to the product, I was amazed by the almost negligible ash that is generated.”
“It was absolutely miniscule and so easy to remove. There was no residual carbon and chemical tar that needed to be cleaned up.”
“I felt that it would be of major benefit to any household reliant on solid fuel heating where cleaning the glass windows, and flu are a constant chore.”
“Once the weather turns cooler, householders can continue to use the logs as they are ideal for domestic fireplaces; they are truly versatile.”
Importation of foreign peat briquettes
Richard is confident that his eco fire logs and BBQ will go in part towards the growing effort Irish people make to reduce their own carbon footprint.
“The Irish people care about our planet and are taking their own personal responsibility for reducing their consumption and switching to more environmentally friendly products seriously.”
“That said, while the people are great, we do feel the Irish government could and should do more.”
“Ireland has been talking for a while about going green and greatly reducing its carbon footprint and sustainability, and stopping the production of peat on a commercial scale.”
“It is, however, questionable why the Irish government has allowed the importation of foreign peat briquettes, charcoal and coal as these are not carbon neutral products.”
“We are all more conscious about what we buy and are getting away from overconsumption. Our logs offer the best of both worlds; they are environmentally friendly and effective. We are overwhelmed by the response from the public.”
“It is hardly surprising though, in one way; the Irish people love BBQs. They get into them, and now, more than ever, outdoor cooking is the way to go.”
“Our product is priced directly in line with its dirtier carbon-producing competition. So you are green, clean and paying pretty much the same,” he concluded.
The eco fire and BBQ logs come in 5KG bags for €6 and 25KG bags for €22 through www.ecofireandbbq.ie
Free delivery for orders of €100 and over.