Solid Mineral Fuel

The solid mineral fuels listed below have been tested and approved by HETAS on behalf of the fuel producer.

The testing and approval combined with a quality assurance scheme enables the fuel to carry the HETAS Approved Solid Fuel logo for which the customer should look. Petroleum coke is not recommended by HETAS for use on solid fuel burning appliances  because its use can result in serious damage to grates and other appliance components in the fuel bed area.

Testing and approval

Fuels are tested according to a standard test procedure using a standard test appliance (Ref HETAS – Form 7B – A Guide To Methods Of Test And Standards Of Performance for Domestic Solid Mineral Fuels And Firelighters). Variations exist depending on the type of fuel and the approval being sought.

The approved coal merchandise scheme

The Approved Coal Merchants Scheme (ACMS) is the body recognised by Trading Standards as the regulator for the coal trade. Members are fully trained and are committed to serving the customer.

Approved Fuels

Arigna Fuels Ltd

Arigna, Carrick on Shannon, Co.Roscommon


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Approved for Closed Appliances



Approved for Closed Appliances

Grenadier Firelighters

Unit 3C Barrowmore Enterprise Estate, Great Barrow, Chester


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Grenadier Electric Firelighter


Approved for

M&G Solid Fuels

Sandgate Ind. Estate, Mainsforth Terrace, Hartlepool

TS25 1TZ

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Approved for Closed Appliances and Open Fires

Burnwell Blend Plus+


Approved for Closed Appliances and Open Fires

Burnwell Blend Plus, Smokeless

Standard Brands Ireland Ltd.

Castlebellingham, County Louth,


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Zip Quickstart


Approved for

Zip Original


Approved for

Zip Individually Wrapped


Approved for

Sunny Jim Block Firelighters


Approved for

Sunny Jim Individually wrapped


Approved for

Other Schemes

Woodsure Scheme

The UK’s only woodfuel quality assurance scheme. Trust Woodsure certified suppliers for reliable, high-quality wood fuels. Woodsure offers quality assurance for firewood, wood chip, briquettes, pellets and hog fuel.

Ready to Burn

Wood fuel sold in volumes under 2m3 and Manufactured Solid Fuels (MSFs) with a sulphur content of 2% or less must be certified as Ready to Burn.

Are you a supplier?

There are a few simple steps to achieving certification for Solid Mineral Fuels with HETAS.

Contact the team on [email protected] to find out more.


HETAS, Severn House, Unit 5 Newtown Trading Estate, Green Lane, Tewkesbury, GL20 8HD