What Is Bioheat® Fuel?
Bioheat® fuel is made by blending ultra-low sulfur heating oil with renewable biodiesel. Bioheat® fuel comes in a variety of blends that are identified by the percentage of biodiesel in the blend. For example, B2 Bioheat® fuel has 2% biodiesel, B5 Bioheat® fuel has 5% biodiesel, and B20 Bioheat Plus® fuel has 20% biodiesel. The higher the biodiesel content, the fewer emissions the fuel produces. Right now, the New England Bioheat® fuel industry is on its way to reaching 100% carbon-neutral Bioheat® fuel by 2050.
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So Where Does Biodiesel Come From?
Biodiesel used to make Bioheat® fuel blends is domestically produced right here in the United States. You might have heard that it’s made from soybean oil, and that is true. However, biodiesel is actually made from a whole handful of readily available feedstocks, including:
- Soybean oil
- Inedible corn oil
- Animal fats
- Canola oil
- Used cooking oil
Since biodiesel can be made from a diverse number of sustainable feedstocks in the United States, it contributes to thousands of jobs and doesn’t put pressure onto a single source. In addition, all these feedstocks are proven to reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly.
Use Bioheat® with No Oil System Modifications
If you have an oil heating system, you can start using Bioheat® fuel with no extra costs or conversions needed for your equipment! Just contact your fuel provider and ask them for Bioheat® fuel today.
- Domestically Produced
Both biodiesel and heating oil are made right here in the United States. Not to mention, the resources used to make biodiesel (like animal fats or plant oils) are co-products or byproducts of agriculture. So it’s a win-win for consumers and farmers.
Bioheat is the same price as traditional home heating oil and requires no equipment upgrades to fuel your existing oil heating system.
- Compatible with Current Heating Systems
No modifications are necessary! Bioheat helps heating systems operate at peak efficiency, reducing the need for service calls. It is completely safe to use and extends equipment life.