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What Makes Canned Fuel Last So Long in Storage?

Ever wondered what makes canned fuel last so long in storage? We’ve engineered our canned fuel to have a long shelf life for many reasons. People use it for activities and events that require it to last a long time. For example, using canned fuels for catering events, and with catering, comes loads of preparation. Caterers and their staff host long, demanding events. For that reason, they want to make certain to always keep canned fuel in storage so that they have plenty. Because it’s a necessity in the industry, suppliers of canned fuel make sure that their canned fuel has a long or unlimited shelf life.

So, What Makes Canned Fuel Last So Long?

Most canned fuels can keep a longer shelf life due to the petroleum additives that are used in the cans. However, canned fuels that are made out of all-natural ingredients typically have an unlimited shelf life. This is because the material doesn’t break down as easily unless exposed to oxygen. Most canned fuels on the market can be stored for years – as long as they are sealed and have not been opened.

As mentioned before, this is perfect for catering, but it is also ideal for campers and emergency preparedness. As far as emergency preparedness goes, you want to keep canned fuels in storage. That way, you’ll be ready for any situation that may arise.

Canned fuels are already expected to have a long storage life. However, make sure to keep all of your products that are in storage sealed. If you do, they’ll last as long as you need them to and be there when you need them.


Recycling is trendy, and more now than ever. That’s great news for the environment! We love that the market is getting into products that are reusable. Even the smallest changes to the way we do things can help the environment. One of those small ways could be using refillable, reusable canned fuels for catering, emergencies, camping, and outdoor events. Read on for 3 ways refillable canned fuel helps protect the environment.

3 Ways Refillable Canned Fuel Helps Protect the Environment

1. Reusable, Refillable Canned Fuels Reduce Waste

Reusable canned fuels were created for refilling. For that reason, they help cut down on any unnecessary waste that we could otherwise discard. Stop buying can after can and throwing them out when they are empty. Instead, you can now buy refill liquid, pour it in the can, and relight the wick. Quick and easy!

2. Choose Organic Reusable Canned Fuels

You should probably stray away from canned fuels that consist of petroleum-based products. Not only are these fuels bad for pollution, but their fumes are also bad for you to inhale. You wouldn’t want these cooking or reheating your food. However, reusable canned fuels such as BioFuel consist of organic materials. For example, BioFuel stems from a renewably-sourced corn sugar fermentation process. This means that it is toxin-free and releases less CO emissions when compared to other cooking fuels on the market.

3. Choose 100% Bio-based Canned Fuels

When picking out the canned fuel that is best for you, make sure to grab one that is 100% bio-based. This will mean that it is readily biodegradable. If you throw out or dump these canned fuels, the liquid that is in the can will break down over time.

If you want to help take care of our planet, start small. Research what products are best for the environment. Planning a camping or catering event? In this case, refillable canned fuels are a great option for you to look at.


When cooking food while camping or keeping food warm for a catering event, no one wants to use food burner cans that release nasty toxins into the air. Why not? Because the same source that is releasing this exhaust is also cooking and warming up food that you are about to eat. That is why using a safe cooking fuel is absolutely necessary. To that end, you need to know what is a safe cooking fuel.

So, What is a “Safe Cooking Fuel?”

It’s all-natural, which means it doesn’t release bad toxins into the air. All- natural means it is bio-based, and it is free of petroleum or alcohol. For example, our BioFuel Reusable Burner Cans and BioFuel Refill Liquid uses a substance that is made from food.

Another aspect that would classify a cooking fuel as safe is if it’s non-flammable. There are some food burner cans on the market that are flammable and are not safe for both indoor and outdoor use. A safer alternative to these cooking fuels would be a burner can that one can use indoors and outdoors. Why is this important? Because if it’s safe to use indoors to cook and warm food, then it is safe to breathe the air while the can is in use as long as it’s well ventilated.

When shopping for a “safe cooking fuel,” remember to read about the canister that is holding the cooking fuel as well. If it’s safe to use, the bottom of the can will stay cool to the touch during use.

Who knew picking out the perfect cooking fuel would require so much research and thought? It is always better to be cautious and go with the safer cooking fuel.


Hosting a party with food can be nerve wracking! All of the planning and decorating can create a ton of pressure. In addition, one stress factor is throwing a party and serving … cold food. However, if you take time to prepare, you won’t have to worry about making this mistake. We’ve found at least 3 easy and cheap ways to keep food warm during a party. Let’s look at them together.

Try These Ways to Keep Food Warm During a Party

To be sure, these aren’t all the ways to keep food warm during a party. However, they’re the top three for a reason. Easy? Check. Accessible? Double check. Cheap … triple check! Keep reading.

1. Hot Packs

The cheapest and easiest way to keep food warm is to use a hot pack. You can simply place it under any casserole dish or buffet dish. There are even reusable heat packs out on the market which help to save on costs. The tradeoff is that they also don’t last very long. However, if you’re going to serve the food over a short timeframe, this might not matter.

2) Two Words: Heat Lamps

If you’re worried about your serving table being too crowded or not having enough room for bulky chafing dishes, then food warming heat lamps can be a great option. They’re portable and can also be placed on the table wherever you need to keep food warm. Moreover, you can use them over and over again for different parties. That is, as long as you keep them in good repair and replace bulbs when needed.

3) Reusable Burner Cans

Another great and easy option, the BioFuel Reusable Burner Cans work well. Use them in addition to reusable or throw-away chafing dishes. BioFuel Reusable Burner Cans are easy to use and help save money. How?

  • They’re reusable – meaning you don’t have to trash them when you’re done with the party. Simply cover the lid to make the flame go out and store for your next party or event.
  • They’re refillable – and that makes them perhaps the most cost-effective option. When the next event comes creeping up, pull out your BioFuel cans and BioFuel Refill Liquid. Refill the BioFuel can and relight it, then place under your chafing dish.

All three of these ways to keep food warm during a party are great ideas. Why? because they’re all multiple-use and easy. Simply choose one, and you’ll never have to worry about serving cold food at a party again.


Have you ever wanted to host a buffet-style event? Do you or someone you know go camping on the weekends? Do you like to be prepared for emergencies or natural disasters? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the BioFuel Reusable Burner Can is a great product for you! They all offer opportunities to take advantage of the many uses for refillable canned heat. Read on for…

5 Creative Uses for Refillable Canned Heat

1. Catering Events

During a buffet-style catering event, you may notice the workers switching out the canned fuels that keep the food warm after around 2 hours. You may also notice them throwing the cans out once the event is over. They do this because most cooking fuel cans are not relightable or refillable. Unlike other cans on the market, BioFuel and other refillable canned cooking fuels save money, time, and waste. How? Simply by being relightable, refillable, and reusable.

2. Camping

Refillable cooking canned fuels are great accessories when packing for a camping trip. Whenever I pack to go anywhere especially outdoors, I always like to pack light. In addition, I make sure that I have the essentials. When using refillable burner cans, you don’t have to worry about packing 10-20 cooking fuel cans for the weekend. All you have to pack is a few reusable cans along with a refill bottle such as the BioFuel Refill Liquid.

3. Picnics

Who doesn’t love a nice picnic at the park? When most people go on picnics, the food is typically already cooked and put together! Although this is true, it never hurts to pack reusable burner cans just in case. They are great for a little heat if it gets cold or to help heat up any food.

4. Weather and Emergencies

Refillable canned fuels are a must have in any Emergency Preparedness Kit. Since the cans are refillable, make sure to stock up on the refill bottles. It’s also a good idea to have an emergency kit in both your home and car. You never know when power will go out.

5. Family and Friends

Refillable Burner cans are great to use during events with family and friends. Not only can you use the cans to keep food warm, but you can also use the cans for fun activities such as roasting marshmallows or hotdogs.

You really can use refillable canned fuel in so many different settings. That’s why it’s a good idea to stock up! Both the BioFuel Reusable Burner Can and BioFuel Refill Liquid have unlimited shelf life. Save money and time with these uses for refillable canned heat.


Right now, most canned fuels on the market use white gas, butane, or petroleum-based products. However, those canned fuels come with a cost. Not only are they toxic to the environment but using them can also be toxic to your health. But did you know that a safe canned heat for catering exists? It’s called BioFuel and we developed it specifically to address the health issues that can come from unsafe canned heat.

Two words: Carbon Emissions

When cooking with a gas such as propane, you generate carbon emissions and airborne toxins. It has been proven that CO2 emissions increase pollution and may play a huge role in climate change. Every day most humans perform an activity that leads to them releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, but every little bit helps. Similar to recycling, one person makes a difference. When you choose to use safe, canned fuels, you are choosing to take care of yourself and the people you care about.

Carbon emissions also affect health. There have been studies showing how CO2 emissions can cause respiratory illnesses, hearth health issues, headaches, difficulty breathing, and more. Carbon dioxide can also intensify asthmatic attacks or symptoms of asthma.

Choose Safe Canned Heat for Catering

Although cooking with gas can be harmful, we have good news! There are safe alternatives to dangerous and harmful canned fuels. And one of the safer options is our BioFuel Reusable Burner Can. The creators of BioFuel care about our customers and the environment. For that reason, we spent 25 years of research and development to create a safe alternative to conventional canned fuels. BioFuel is made from food and is all-natural and non-hazardous. Not only is it safe for cooking, but it also costs less and reduces waste.

Next time you are catering or preparing for an event, remember to use a safe canned heat for catering like BioFuel. Refill, Reuse, Relight!


Catering may look easy when you only think about delicious food or nicely planned meals. However, what you don’t see is the hard work it takes to plan and organize meals for a social event or gathering. Although catering events can be difficult to plan, there are 3 ways to make catering easy (at least easier than usual) on managers, employees, and customers alike.

3 Ways to Make Catering Easy

1. Today’s Specials Include: Preparation, Communication, and Flexibility

Benjamin Franklin put it best when he said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” This maxim applies to most aspects in life. However, it especially applies to food service. Between the catering manager, customer, and food service employees, there has to be an exceptional amount of preparation and planning to make any event successful.

  • How many people will be attending?
  • What type of service – buffet style or family style?
  • What food is involved, and what will it require?

The questions are endless when it comes to planning. That is why properly preparing is important. Make sure to even plan for “what if” situations. For example, what if you have trays of leftover food? What if you don’t have enough food? You get the point.

It helps if you have at least three meetings with your customer.

  1. An initial meeting to go over what is expected
  2. A follow-up meeting to make sure everyone is on the same page and to review what you will produce ahead of time
  3. The overview meeting for you and the customer will check off the items on the list

Not only does preparation play an important role in food service, but communication and flexibility do also. Customers need to discuss their expectations with the caterer. In addition, catering managers need to make certain that their food service employees know what they need to do during the days leading up to and the day of the event. However, sometimes you may forget a desired aspect of the event. Or, you might update some part of the plan. Both the caterer and the customer need to be flexible. In addition, you should set realistic expectations of what is possible with last-minute plans.

2. For Dessert, a Slice of Innovation

Staying open to new suggestions and ideas is a vital part of food service. Not every customer is going to want the same exact meals planned. They also won’t all invite the same number of people for an event. This pushes the caterer to be more creative when selling customers on certain ideas. Additionally, it requires fresh thinking to bring each customer’s idea to life. Keep up with new food service trends! Also, when meeting with a potential customer for the first time, do everything you can to prove that you’re creative. This will assure them that you can help make their dreams come true.

3. BioFuel: The Secret Ingredient

Sometimes being successful in the food service industry is all about using the right food equipment. For that reason, think about using BioFuel Reusable Burner cans for your catering needs. As of now, most cooking canned fuel on the market is petroleum-based. This is dangerous because it allows for nasty toxins to enter the air all while cooking or reheating the food that is about to be eaten.

But how is BioFuel different? Simple – it’s all-natural, USDA-certified for food use, and made in the USA. Additionally, it’s safe to use both indoors and outdoors, and it has an unlimited shelf life. But that’s not all. When it comes to catering, food needs to be kept at a consistent temperature for a certain period of time. That is where BioFuel comes in! One can of BioFuel keeps food warm for 8 hours. Plus, the flame that is produced is more controlled when compared to other canned cooking fuels.

Just like any other business, catering services are always looking for more ways to keep costs down. That’s why BioFuel is a smart product choice. The cans are reusable – they can be refilled with a bottle of BioFuel refill liquid and relit. This means less trash and more money saved.

It took 25 years to research and develop a natural alternative to conventional canned fuels. BioFuel lasts longer, burns hotter, and costs less – making it the best option for catering.

Working in the food service industry is not easy, so test BioFuel out for yourself. You just may find that it changes your business for the better.


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