As a heat emitter, Silicon Carbide is a combination of two minerals extracted from the ground (Silicon and Carborundum) and fused together to produce Silicon Carbide (SIC)
The combination of the minerals provides the hardest material next to diamond, having very special properties of heat absorption and slow heat release. Currently Silicon Carbide is primarily used in electrical conductors and furnaces, until we chose it as the mineral combination to be used in our Ecco Stove (we have a patent pending covering its unique use in the Ecco Stove). Patents applied for UK, Europe, Canada, USA and Russia.
The technology we have tapped into and adapted with SIC produces some of the best efficiencies and Carbon free emissions to date.
Due to this unique application we are constantly testing and developing the material in all applications of combustion and re-combustion (gasification) to move the bounds of room and whole room heating rather than specific single room heating.
When looking for the complete home heating solution people may in the past have consider soapstone because of the heat retaining properties of this outer layer of stone, however the heat retention of silicon carbide is even greater and thus the Ecco Stove is an ideal choice for efficient house heating.