Bioheat® fuel is a low-carbon fuel that is made by blending heating fuel with renewable biodiesel. Biodiesel is produced across America from a variety of raw materials and by-products that would otherwise be wasted. America’s biodiesel producers manufacture more than 3 billion gallons of biodiesel each year and will continue to increase this production as demand grows for this highly renewable fuel.

Where Does Biodiesel Come From?

Biodiesel is made from a variety of readily available materials like soybean oil, inedible corn oil, animal fats, used cooking oil, and canola oil.


How Is Biodiesel Made?

Biodiesel producers blend waste fats, oils, and greases among other abundant low-carbon feedstocks in fuel which can be burned in place of petroleum. Biodiesel is made through a chemical process called transesterification where:

  1. Glycerin is separated from the fat or vegetable oil.
  2. This process leaves behind two products—methyl esters and glycerin.
  3. The remaining glycerin is used in a variety of products, including soap.
  4. Then all that’s left is methyl esters, which is the chemical name for biodiesel!

What Makes Biodiesel Renewable?

Materials used to make biodiesel are waste products or by-products of existing food supply lines. Using different types of surplus sources is what makes biodiesel renewable and able to produce 80% fewer emissions compared to petroleum diesel.

Available Today

Getting Bioheat® fuel delivered to your home is extremely easy. If you find that your current heating provider doesn’t carry Bioheat® fuel blends, a simple Internet search will more than likely turn up several fuel dealers in your area that do. Because transitioning to Bioheat® fuel is so simple, you can start reducing your carbon footprint and reining in your energy costs with an easy phone call today. If you’re unable to find a dealer close to you, please contact your state heating fuel association for further assistance.

Are You a Fuel Provider?

If you’re a heating oil dealer interested in becoming a Bioheat® fuel provider, we can help. Please fill out the adjacent contact form, and a member of our supply chain outreach team will contact you as soon as possible.