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Wildfires are a perennial problem for land management personnel and the general population in the United States. Wildfires cost well over a billion dollars in damage each year in the United States. On a 5-year average from 2012 to 2016, there were 64,248 wildfires each year in the United States that burn an average of 7,215,583 acres each year.
A controlled or prescribed burn is a technique often used by land management personnel to reduce the risk of larger more dangerous fires. Wildfires are a natural part of both forest and grassland ecology and controlled fire can be a tool for foresters for fire prevention but also to maintain the health of forests. According to a report from the National Interagency Coordination Center, in 2016 over 4 million acres were subject to prescribed controlled burns in the United States.
The prescribed burn protocol defined by the US Geological Survey (USGS) recommends using a mixture of diesel and gasoline to start these controlled burns. The main problem with drip torch fuel is that not all of the fuel burns off. Unlike gasoline in an automobile which fully combusts, drip torch fuel does not fully combust when applied to land leaving residual gasoline and diesel aromatic structures in the soil such as benzene, toluene, xylene and ethyl benzene. Particularly when applied to damp ground cover and soil, the diesel and gasoline accelerant will sometimes struggle to burn leaving even greater amounts of residual diesel and gasoline. Until now, there are few alternatives to achieve the same performance and convenience as a diesel and gasoline mixture to accelerate controlled burns.
EnviroBurn Liquid™ is an innovative mixture of corn-derived aliphatic hydrocarbons and plant-derived methyl esters, consistent with a renewable hydrocarbon product. Compared with a traditional drip-torch fuel mixture of petroleum-derived gasoline and diesel, the most notable feature of EnviroBurn Liquid™ is the absence of detectable levels of aromatic hydrocarbons such as ethyl benzene.
Although the health effects of individual aromatic hydrocarbons are not exactly alike, aromatic hydrocarbons have been identified as being of greatest concern regarding potential exposure and adverse health effects on humans and are thus considered as a group by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). A major concern with respect to drip torch fuels, is the possibility of these residual aromatics leaching into the soil and the water supply which in turn feeds into the larger wildlife ecological system.
Use of EnviroBurn Liquid™ as a drip torch fuel will drastically reduce the amount of residual aromatic structures left on the soil. The feedstocks used to produce EnviroBurn Liquid™ are made from plant derived sources in the United States. Use of EnviroBurn Liquid™ is a step toward better stewardship of our lands while not compromising on effectiveness as a drip torch fuel.
EnviroBurn Liquid™ can be purchased from Forestry Suppliers, Inc. http://forestry-suppliers.com/ and on Amazon (search keyword EnviroBurn).
EnviroBurn is made from agriculturally-derived ingredients. It’s 100% petrochemical free, ultra-low toxicity formula makes it safe for the environment along with kids and pets alike.
EnviroBurn offers a fast, effective, and convenient alternative to commonly used controlled burn firestarters.
All EnviroBurn ingredients are sourced from domestic, renewable, sustainably produced, and primarily recycled feedstocks.