Fire has fascinated man since the beginning of time. It has given mankind its development, its freedom and its happiness. Making wood fire is and always will be a beloved activity for many of us. The flames, the warmth and the energy give us a magical feeling. All these elements create the basis for the FRIDAEL woodgas stove. Using a special combustion method it extracts fuel from wood or organic waste and because of this cooking gets an even bigger sense of freedom.
Woodgas is a gas (hydrogen and carbon monoxide, sometimes called syngas or biogas) that is extracted from wood by heating. This gas can be used as a fuel for engines or burners. This woodgas stove can make fire out of fuel which can be found everywhere around you. You can decide, cooking for free or not! You can be independent from any infrastructure what so ever, as there are no gas-bottles, electricity, coal or other fossil fuels.
Because of its economical consumption you can use garden or organic waste for cooking. You can even dry and store this supply for later use. In this way a garden can be designed in such a way that it will become a supplier of fuel for your woodgas stove.
This wood gas stove is designed for use in a permanent outdoor cooking area, and is outdoor cooking as it is meant to be. Thus the outdoor living area becomes as important as the indoor living area.
Because of its design this woodgas stove will burn the wood very efficiently, up to 95% of the wood’s energy will be transformed into heat for cooking. The stove is designed to consume its fuel very economical. It is several times more economical than a conventional open wood fire, outdoor heater or barbeque. It is even more efficient than most conventional woodstoves. There will be hardly any, or no smoke because of the special technique that is used. On top of that, what is left over from burning can be used as a fertiliser for the garden.
Wood as a fuel is considered as CO2 neutral. This means that wood absorbs as much CO2 during it's lifetime as it will release when it dies, whether this be by burning or decomposition. Woodgas is therefore considered as environmentally friendly. This woodgas stove uses this fuel for its cooking process.
The FRIDAEL woodgas stove gives you the possibility to cook on a wood fire in a controlled environment while still retaining all the fascination and magic of what fire really means to us.