The National Biodiesel Board, in partnership with Trinity Consultants, conducted a landmark study that revealed mounting evidence that show biodiesel and Bioheat® fuel can improve the health of Americans. Research shows that increasing biodiesel blends in Bioheat® fuel to eventually reach B100 (pure 100% biodiesel) can have positive impacts on both the environment and our health.

What This Means for You

Research shows transitioning to biodiesel and Bioheat® fuel will give us cleaner air and many significant public health benefits, but how can it improve your day-to-day life?

  • Reduce long-term health risks for you and loved ones, like cancer and premature death
  • Save on doctor visits and hospital bills for related illnesses
  • Fewer sick days, so you can save up your vacation time

Research Shows Bioheat® Fuel Is Better, Cleaner & Safer for Our Health

The study on biodiesel and community health was conducted in 13 sites and communities in the US that are regularly exposed to high rates of petroleum diesel pollution. Key findings include:

  • Switching to 100% biodiesel in the home heating oil and transportation sectors would:
    • Prevent 340 premature deaths annually
    • Result in 46,000 fewer sick days
  • In the transportation sector, benefits included a potential 45% reduction in cancer risk when heavy-duty trucks such as semis use B100 and 203,000 fewer or lessened asthma attacks.
  • When Bioheat® fuel made from 100% biodiesel is used in place of petroleum heating oil, the study found an 86% reduced cancer risk and 17,000 fewer lung problems.

More Details about the Health Benefits of Biodiesel & Bioheat® Fuel

“We have always known that biodiesel offers a better and cleaner alternative to petroleum diesel,” National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen said. “This study quantifies the health benefits and shows that by using renewable fuels like biodiesel and renewable diesel, we are bringing positive change to people’s lives, the nation’s health and the economy.”

National Study Results

Biodiesel's Health Benefits

If you’d like to read the full summary of the study or see results for individual studies conducted in 13 communities in the U.S., click here.


Source: The National Biodiesel Board & Trinity Consultants Study

Regional Study Results

View Albany Study Results
View Boston Study Results
View Bronx Study Results
View Denver Study Results
View Everett Study Results
View Fresno Study Results
View Long Beach Study Results
View New Haven Study Results
View Oakland Study Results
View Portland Study Results
View Providence, RI Study Results
View San Bernardino Study Results
View Seattle Study results

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.

Project Carbon Freedom

Tell Legislators That You Want a Choice

Some climate policies are pushing to switch to all-electric energy to reduce carbon emissions, but at what cost to you? Tell your legislators that you want to keep your choice to use a renewable fuel that is affordable, low carbon, and doesn’t require equipment conversions.


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