Frequent questions

Frequent questions

You might be considering installing a fireplace in your home but have questions about how to do it, which type fits your needs best, how installation works, and what changes it would mean for our homes. Let’s answer some of these potential questions.

What is Progetto Fuoco Fair 2024 in Verona?

What is Progetto Fuoco Fair 2024 in Verona?

Progetto Fuoco Fair in Verona is just around the corner. Mark on your calendar this important event! From February 28th to March 2nd, 2024.

This biennial fair is considered the most important event in the world for biomass heating systems and a crucial meeting point for professionals in the renewable energy sector, energy production and environmental protection.

The Importance of Progetto Fuoco 2024

With more than 800 exhibitors and an expected attendance of around 61.199 visitors, Progetto Fuoco 2024 stands out as the most important fair in its sector worldwide, located at the Verona Exhibition Centre. As an innovation-focused event, it will highlight the latest technologies and innovative solutions in the field of clean and renewable energy, from advanced wood-burning fireplaces and boilers to biomass equipment. Moreover, Progetto Fuoco 2024 will have more than 115.000 square meters of exhibition space, where they will present more than 3.500 products, and Carbel will be exhibiting its best products.

What Will You Find at Progetto Fuoco 2024?

The fair will show the latest products and technologies in stoves, fireplaces, kitchens-ovens-BBQs, boilers, biomass combustion materials, or fireplace accessories. In addition, Progetto Fuoco 2024 will feature special events such as the Innovation Village, which will offer interactive product pavilions, educational and training programs, as well as a conference program and the Give Me Fire award for start-ups.

Why Should You Attend?

If you are an industry professional, this fair is an unmissable opportunity to keep up to date with the latest trends, connect with potential business partners, and gain valuable insights into the future of biomass technologies.

Come and visit us! Carbel, a manufacturer of stoves and fireplaces since 1957, will be located at Stand B-19 in Pavilion 6 to present our product highlights, including:










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Progetto Fuoco represents an excellent opportunity to present your products and services, establish business contacts, and expand your customer and supplier network.

See You at Progetto Fuoco 2024!

In summary, Progetto Fuoco 2024 is the place to be if you want to discover the latest trends, connect with industry experts, and gain valuable knowledge. Save the dates and join us at this exciting fair in Verona. See you there!

Location: Palaexpo
Address: Viale del Lavoro, 8, 37135 Verona VR, Italy
Phone: +39 049 875 3730

Carbel will exhibit at the Progetto Fuoco show in Verona

Carbel will exhibit at the Progetto Fuoco show in Verona

From the 21 to the 25th of February the next edition of Progetto Fuoco will take place, and at Carbel we’re finalising the last details in order to participate again. At Carbel, we are very keen to be able to participate at the only global event for the wood-fired heating industry: last year 754 companies including 322 from 38 countries outside Italy participated, besides having 70,317 visitors, including 14,540 foreign visitors from 69 different countries. (more…)

Importance of the firewood

The use of renewable sources of energy is a positive gesture for the planet. In addition to being a renewable energy source, firewood does not contribute to the greenhouse effect when burnt. Nevertheless, not all kinds of firewood have the same heating qualities. We can distinguish between two main types of wood:


Coming from slow-growth trees such as oak, beech, ash, cherry, maple, chestnut, olive, elm, etc., this wood is slow-burning and offers high heating characteristics. Such wood is ideal for keeping the fire going over time, burning with a clear and continuous flame.


Coming from trees from the conifer family, such as fir, cedar, birch, alder, etc. Ignite rapidly and can be used to light or relight a fire. It is better to avoid the use of resinous woods such as firs, pines, etc., as they contain resins that cause smoke and blacken fireplace and wood stove glazing.


Use larger pieces of firewood for slower burning, when less heat is needed, or for maintaining the fire overnight. Always load large pieces after the fire has been burning strongly with smaller pieces, when the unit is already at a high temperature. Smaller pieces of firewood should be used to achieve a more strongly burning fire. Load them after starting the fire for a faster response, when more heat output is desired.


The lower the moisture content, the greater is the energy efficiency. Good heat output and energy efficiency is closely related to the moisture level of the firewood. It is very important that the firewood to be used has been dried for two to three years and stored in a well-ventilated place. Recommended maximum moisture level – 21%.  

How to recognize dry firewood

  • Cracks can be seen on the surface of the trunk or branch
  • The bark easily comes off
  • A dry sound is heard when striking the wood

Directions for use

  • All of our units comply with European standards EN 13229 or EN 13240.
  • Properly follow the assembly and use instructions that come with the unit and obtain better performance.
  • Use only wood, biomass or briquettes for burning.
  • Do not use solid mineral fuels such as coal or inflammable liquids to light the fire.
  • Avoid altering the unit or the recommended installation settings.