Bioheat in the News

Happy National Biodiesel Day!

National Biodiesel Day takes place March 18, in honor of Rudolf Diesel’s birthday. In the 1890s, Rudolf invented the diesel engine, which was designed to run on peanut oil. Rudolf knew early on the prominent role plant oils could play in fueling the future’s vehicles.

“Our industry owes its origins to Diesel, but our staying power is a function of our commitment to continued improvement, our dedication and our passion,” said National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen. “Our industry has seen its challenges as every new product does, but, more than two decades into commercial biodiesel production in the U.S., we just never took no for an answer. The success of our early pioneers challenged us and others to think bigger, think bolder, and think without limits. And now, here we are, a nearly 3 billion gallon-a-year industry.”

On Biodiesel Day, NBB celebrates a few of the many biodiesel champions who helped make this industry the success it is today. Read more.

CBS Boston Segment on Bioheat Fuel

Celebrating Earth Day!

Celebrate Earth Day – Friday April 22nd!  Earth Day – now a globally celebrated holiday – is an educational day about environmental issues, focusing on green awareness. It’s a day to reflect on our planet, our environment and what we can do to help keep them healthy.

Locally produced biodiesel is one of the many ways consumers can do something to help lessen the effects of global climate change. Biodiesel is  a cleaner burning fuel, now made from animal fat, vegetable oil and recycled cooking oil. It also became America’s first Advanced Biofuel. Renewable biodiesel can be blended with today’s home heating oil to make Bioheat fuel! Today, Bioheat is now available to be delivered right to your home. Thanks to biodiesel and Bioheat Fuel, oil heat customers can enjoy a better, safer and reliable fuel. Bioheat helps contribute to lower emissions, a cleaner heating system and improved air quality in your home! Plus, it can help save you money by improving the efficiency of your system – and that is certainly something worth celebrating! Check out the interview with one of our Bioheat representatives talking about Earth Day!


Celebrating National Biodiesel Day!

National Biodiesel Day is observed annually on March 18th.   The day is the birthday of Rudolph Diesel.

Rudolph Diesel invented the diesel engine and unveiled it at the World Fair in 1900.  The engine was originally designed to run on peanut oil and R. Diesel was a big believer in the role plant oils could play in fueling America.

In a 1912 speech, Diesel said, “…the use of vegetable oils for engine fuels may seem insignificant today, but such oils may become, in the course of time, as important as petroleum and the coal-tar products of the present time.”

Biodiesel is a cleaner burning, petroleum-free alternative to diesel that can be made from animal fat, vegetable oil and recycled cooking oil.  It is reducing U.S. dependence on imported diesel and creating green jobs as well as improving our environment.  Biodiesel is America’s first advanced Biofuel and has become an increasingly popular fuel.

Bioheat Partnering with Volunteers of America


The Nebraska Soybean Board is proud to have invested in the development of Bioheat, a more environmentally friendly home heating oil. The Nebraska Soybean Board has recently provided funding to Volunteers of America Massachusetts, creating a heating oil assistance fund to support the under served in the Boston area. See the television commercial below: