Fuel: Ecoal briquettes (also marketed as Homefire Ecoal briquettes and Supertherm 30)

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Fuel name Ecoal briquettes (also marketed as Homefire Ecoal briquettes and Supertherm 30)
Manufacturer Coal Products Limited at Immingham Briquetting Works, Immingham, North East Lincolnshire
(a) comprise anthracite fines (as to approximately 40 to 65% of the total weight), petroleum coke (as to approximately 20 to 40% of the total weight), bituminous coal (as to approximately 0 to 20% of the total weight), biomass (as to approximately 5 to 20% of the total weight), biomass char (as to approximately 0 to 10% of the total weight) and molasses and phosphoric acid as binder (as to a maximum of 20% of the total weight)
(b) were manufactured from those constituents by a process involving roll-pressing and heat treatment at approximately 300oC
(c) are unmarked pillow shaped briquettes that are typically 72mm in length, 58mm in width and 42mm in height or are unmarked hexagonal briquettes that are typically 70mm in length, 73mm in width and 39mm in height
(d) have an average weight of 125 grams per briquette
(e) have a sulphur content not exceeding 2% of the total weight.
England Status
Date first authorised
Authorised (Footnote 3)
01/10/2015
Wales Status
Date first authorised
Authorised (SI 2016 No. 812)
18/01/2017
Scotland Status
Date first authorised
Authorised (Footnote 5)
16/11/2015
N. Ireland Status
Date first authorised
Authorised (Footnote 6)
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Footnotes

  1. Fuels that are not commercially available have been authorised previously and continued to be authorised if manufactured before dates specified in the relevant Statutory instruments.
  2. Previously authorised by The Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/2366), no longer in force as of 1 October 2015. Now authorised by publication of this list by the Secretary of State in accordance with changes made to sections 20 and 21 of the Clean Air Act 1993 by section 15 of the Deregulation Act 2015.
  3. Authorised for use in England by publication of this list by the Secretary of State in accordance with changes made to sections 20 and 21 of the Clean Air Act 1993 by section 15 of the Deregulation Act 2015
  4. Previously authorised by The Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/317), no longer in force as of 30th June 2014. Now authorised by publication of this list by Scottish Ministers under section 50 of the Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Act 2014.
  5. Authorised for use in Scotland by publication of this list by Scottish Ministers under section 50 of the Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Act 2014.
  6. Previously authorised by the Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 (S.R. 2013 No. 205), as amended, no longer in force as of 10th October 2016. Now authorised by publication of this list by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in accordance with changes made to Articles 2(2) and 17(3) of the Clean Air (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 by section 15 of the Environmental Better Regulation Act (Northern Ireland) 2016.
  7. Authorised for use in Northern Ireland by publication of this list by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in accordance with changes made to Articles 2(2) and 17(3) of the Clean Air (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 by section 15 of the Environmental Better Regulation Act (Northern Ireland) 2016.