These days, homeowners are more conscious than ever about how their fueling choice can affect the environment. While you might already be familiar with some of the benefits of Bioheat® fuel, including its eco-friendliness and positive impact on the economy, you may not know as much about newer, higher blends of Bioheat® fuel. In this blog post, we will explore how Bioheat® fuel is made and the impact that higher blends of Bioheat® fuel will have on you and the environment. Let’s get started!
How Is Bioheat® Fuel Made?
Bioheat® fuel is a blend of biodiesel and ultra-low sulfur heating oil. Biodiesel is made from a diverse variety of renewable agricultural by-products, including soybean oil, inedible corn oil, used cooking oil, fats and tallows, canola, and other recycled oils. This makes Bioheat® fuel an eco-friendlier alternative to any other fuel choice you may be considering, including traditional heating oil. What’s even better, it can be used in your existing home heating fuel system without expensive conversions.
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What Sets Higher Blends of Bioheat® Fuel Apart?
Bioheat® fuel is a climate-friendly solution that’s available now, and is currently offered in three tiers based on how much biodiesel is in the fuel:
- Blends ranging from 2% to 5% biodiesel (B2–B5) are referred to as Bioheat® fuel.
- Blends ranging from 5% to 20% biodiesel (B5–B20) are referred to as Bioheat Plus® fuel.
- Blends with 20% biodiesel and above (B20+) are referred to as Bioheat Super Plus® fuel.
A higher amount of biodiesel in a Bioheat® fuel blend means that it contains more renewable agricultural by-products and less ultra-low sulfur heating oil, which translates to less emissions while you heat your home. The industry is rolling out higher Bioheat® fuel blends at a strategic rate to ensure safe operation and equipment compatibility. There is a plan in place to continue to reduce emissions, with the end goal of Bioheat® fuel being carbon-free by 2050.
Looking for Bioheat® Fuel in Your Area? Get Started with a Quick Internet Search
Finding a Bioheat® fuel provider in your area is simple and easy. Get started with a quick Internet search, including your town name, county, and state—more and more providers are delivering Bioheat® fuel now than ever. Check out this list of three important questions to ask when you find the website of a local heating fuel provider and remember that you can always find the latest news about Bioheat® fuel on our website.