SOURCE: Enviro-Log, Inc.

Enviro-Log, Inc.

December 22, 2010 08:00 ET

Enviro-Log Firelogs Tested by OMNI Environmental Services

Enviro-Log Firelogs Are the Only Waxed Cardboard Firelogs That Have Been Tested by OMNI

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - December 22, 2010) - Enviro-Log®, Inc., an eco-friendly, consumer products and recycling company, announced today its earth-friendly firelogs have been tested by OMNI Environmental Services, Inc. (OMNI) in five major areas including: emissions; product application safety; performance; creosote accumulation; and physical and material properties. OMNI is an independent third party products testing laboratory specializing in emissions, safety and performance testing of manufactured fuels.

"We began work with OMNI in 2004 to test the performance of our firelogs and to periodically confirm that our firelogs sold on the market have not deviated in any substantial manner against product testing claims and previous test records," said Ross McRoy, president of Enviro-Log. "We feel the testing by OMNI gives our customers confidence that our firelogs perform. Enviro-Log is the only waxed cardboard firelog manufacturer whose claims have been tested and validated by OMNI. In addition, OMNI personnel have visited Enviro-Log's manufacturing facility as part of their review process for manufacturing conformance."

"Our recent emissions test found fireplaces or EPA certified woodstoves burning the Enviro-Log firelogs to have substantially lower air emissions compared to cordwood. In my opinion, the particulate reductions are large enough where federal and state air quality agencies should be looking at advocating manufactured fuels, like Enviro-Log firelogs, in areas with poor air quality," said Lyrik Pitzman, environmental project manager for OMNI Environmental Services.

Some key findings of OMNI's testing of Enviro-Log firelogs include:

  • The latest Enviro-Log firelog formula was found to be substantially improved over its original wax box firelog formula in terms of air emissions when following the manufacturer's recommended lighting instructions.
  • Enviro-Log firelogs were found to have 87 percent less total particulate matter (PM) emissions, on a grams pollutant per hour of stove operation basis, than firewood in an EPA certified non-catalytic woodstove.
  • Enviro-Log firelogs have been tested for safety in fireplaces and wood heaters per portions of American National Standard Institute (ANSI)/ Underwriters Laboratories (UL®), and Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC®) standards.
  • Enviro-Log firelogs have 70-80 percent less total particulate matter, volatile organic compounds, carbon monoxide emissions (on a grams pollutant per event basis) than cordwood (oak or fir) burned in manufactured fireplaces and EPA certified woodstoves.
  • Enviro-Log firelogs produce up to 33 percent less greenhouse gases than typical cordwood (oak or fir).
  • Enviro-Log firelogs produce 87 percent less creosote in a fireplace than oak cordwood (grams per typical fire basis).
  • Enviro-Log firelogs have more than 50 percent energy content per pound and lower moisture content than typical cordwood (oak or fir).

About OMNI Environmental Services, Inc.
OMNI Environmental Services, Inc. was established in 1979 as a technical research, product testing, and environmental consulting firm. OMNI offers consulting and testing services, on a confidential basis, to both public- and private-sector clients in a variety of environmental assessment and product performance roles. More information can be found at www.omni-environmental.com.

About Enviro-Log, Inc. 
Enviro-Log® is an eco-friendly, consumer products and recycling company headquartered in Fitzgerald, Ga. Enviro-Log is the largest waxed cardboard recycler in North America and the third largest producer of manufactured firelogs in the U.S. Its firelogs are made of 100 percent recycled materials and burn cleaner than wood while providing 50 percent more heat per pound. Enviro-Log firelogs can be purchased at select national retail locations including Home Depot, K-Mart, Whole Foods, Weis Markets, Fred Meyer, Harris Teeter, Winn-Dixie and regional retailers throughout the U.S. Enviro-Log firelogs are also available in Canada at Lowe's, Wal-Mart, and Canadian Tire locations. The company also offers earth-friendly firestarters. You can also follow Enviro-Log on Facebook® at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Enviro-Log-Firelogs/175880509093982

Enviro-Log is a registered trademark of Enviro-Log, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are properties of their respective companies.

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