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Bioheat® Fuel

Bioheat® Fuel Benefits for Homeowners

Bioheat.jpgBioheat® fuel - heating oil blended with biodegradable organic materials such as soybean oil - is one of the "hottest" things happening in home comfort. Bioheat® fuel is not only kind to Mother Earth, it's kind to heating systems, too. Here’s why:

  • You don't have to make any modifications to your burner or tank or buy new equipment.
  • Bioheat® fuel produces the same satisfying heat as "regular oil."
  • According to studies, Bioheat® fuel performs just as well as, if not better than, conventional heating oil.
  • It lubricates your heating system.
  • You don't have to change your budget plan, payment plan, service contract or warranties.
  • Performance standards for Bioheat® fuel blends to B20 have been approved
    by ASTM International, an organization which sets industry standards for fuels and lubricants.

What makes up Bioheat® fuel?

These everyday products of nature can be used to produce the alternative environment-friendly fuel:

Avocado
Brazil Nut
Calendula
Cashew
Castor Bean
Coconut
Coffee
Corn
Cotton
Euphorbia
Hazelnut
Hemp
Jojoba
Linseed
Lupine
Macadamia Nut
Oat
Oil Palm
Olive Tree
Palm
Peanut
Pecan
Pumpkin Seed
Rapeseed
Rice
Rubber Seed
Safflower
Sesame
Soybean
Sunflower
Tung Oil Tree

Environmental

bioheatPage_independent.jpgBioheat® fuel is ultra-clean, ultra-efficient, and ultra-environmentally friendly. With Bioheat® fuel, your heating oil is better than ever! It’s extremely clean burning and has the highest Btu content of any alternative fuel.

Testing conducted by the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) found that a Bioheat® fuel blend of 80% low-sulfur heating oil and 20% biodiesel (B20) reduced sulfur oxide emissions by as much as 80% or more. Nitrogen oxide emissions were lowered by about 20%. In addition, carbon dioxide emissions can be lowered by 20%. 

If everyone using heating oil used a B5 blend (5% biodiesel/95% heating oil), 400 million gallons of regular heating oil could be conserved. This would be a big step towards conserving oil and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

Agricultural

Bioheat® fuel is produced from domestically grown renewable resources and refined in the United States. Soy-based Bioheat® fuel helps to support our nation’s farmers and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. In fact, biodiesel production supports $16.8 billion in total economic impact, more than 62,000 jobs and $2.6 billion in wages paid.

Biodiesel production can also have positive effects on the world food supply. According to the National Biodiesel Board, biodiesel decreases the price of soy protein meal $20-40 per ton by creating a market and value for unwanted soybean oil. This helps decrease feed prices for livestock producers and ultimately helps consumers in the price they pay for meat.