As we’re sure you’re aware, heating oil is becoming cleaner and cleaner as the years go by. Fuel marketers in our area have developed various forms of biodiesel, which is then blended into your home heating oil to produce a renewable form of home heating fuel. The best part is that Bioheat burns cleanly in existing oil heat furnaces and boilers, giving you cleaner Pennsylvania home heating at no inconvenience to you.
Contact a local dealer today to see if they deliver Bioheat!
Bioheat Fuel FAQs
What is biodiesel?
Biodiesel is a renewable by-product of cooking and agriculture. As soybeans are processed, an oil is developed, which is then processed into biodiesel. This substance is blended into existing home heating oil to produce fewer emissions and burn cleanly in current oil heating equipment.
How much does it cost?
Oil heating delivery providers in PA aren’t charging more for Bioheat. As part of an initiative to help make a better future for our children and our environment, biodiesel is a complimentary addition to your home heating fuel deliveries.
Does biodiesel waste resources that we could use elsewhere?
No! A common misconception is that food is wasted in the production of biodiesel. In reality, the oil is created as a by-product of the agricultural process. It would normally be discarded as waste, but fuel developers have found this new use for the oil that is a win-win situation for everyone involved.
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Bioheat Fuel Benefits for Homeowners
Bioheat 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 conventional heating oil
- Bioheat fuel 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 have been approved by ASTM International
What makes up Bioheat fuel?
These everyday products of nature can be used to produce the alternative environment-friendly fuel:
- Brazil Nut
- Castor Bean
- Macadamia Nut
- Oil Palm
- Olive Tree
- Pumpkin Seed
- Rubber Seed
- Tung Oil Tree
Bioheat 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 (B-20) reduced sulfur oxide emissions by 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 even a B-5 blend (5% biodiesel and 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.
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.