Bioheat® fuel is a blend of renewable biofuel and ultra-low sulfur heating oil and it’s a gallon-for-gallon replacement for 100% petroleum fuel.
However, Bioheat fuel operates under the same principle as regular heating oil. That’s why you can use it in existing home heating fuel systems without any modifications to your current heating equipment. But here’s the key difference: Bioheat fuel represents an enhanced eco-friendly alternative to conventional heating oil.
You don’t lose any heating power with Bioheat fuel. On the contrary, it burns much more efficiently, reducing heating system maintenance, improving your home’s energy efficiency and reducing emissions. And it has the highest Btu content of any alternative fuel!
Biofuel, also known as biodiesel, is considered a biogenic fuel that eliminates carbon output. By contrast, when traditional fossil fuels that do not contain biofuel are burned, they take carbon that was stored in soil and put 100% of that carbon into the atmosphere, where it can remain for decades.
In contrast, the combustion of biofuels and other biogenic energy sources recycles carbon-dioxide emissions through renewable plant materials and other biomass feedstocks.
Bioheat fuel cuts harmful greenhouse gas emissions significantly because biodiesel achieves emissions reductions of at least 50% compared to petroleum. Using Bioheat fuel instead of traditional heating oil means reductions not only in carbon dioxide, but in sulfur dioxide, particulate matter and mercury.
The production process for Bioheat fuel has many benefits. It diverts waste products from landfills and puts them to good use. It also supports American farmers and biofuel producers.
The production process puts excess oil and fats to good use. Food is never sacrificed for fuel in the production of Bioheat fuel.
Biofuel is now being produced at more than 125 production plants around the country. Today, these facilities produce about three billion gallons of biofuel each year.
Biofuel production isn’t just about achieving a cleaner environment. It’s about building a stronger economy too. The biofuel industry supports nearly 60,000 jobs and generates billions of dollars in GDP, household income and tax revenues.
The biofuel blend in Bioheat fuel is composed of various organic products, including vegetable oils, animal fats, and even algae.
Plus, some companies have been using advanced technology to convert woody fiber waste from lumber and paper mills into ethyl levulinate (EL). This can then be converted into an ultra-clean home heating product that replaces petroleum, gallon-for-gallon.
Like other biofuels, EL can be used safely with current home heating oil systems. Besides the recent positive development of ethyl levulinate, studies have also shown the viability of using various types of grass in the production of biofuel.
These are just two examples of the quest to expand the range of eco-friendly renewable liquid fuels. The continued growth of Bioheat fuel already results in a significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions!
Bioheat fuel is being used today in some South Carolina homes. You can burn it in any oil-fired equipment without modification. It’s better for the environment and leaves fewer deposits, saving you money on maintenance!
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