Bioheat® fuel is the renewable energy option that everyone’s talking about. Whether you already use Bioheat® fuel in your home or you’re doing some research because you’re interested in making the switch, do you know why it’s creating so much buzz? Bioheat® fuel offers many unique benefits, but one of its standout perks is that it is a liquid heating fuel that is made from readily available and truly renewable resources. Read this blog post to learn more about how Bioheat® fuel is made and where it comes from.
How Is Bioheat® Fuel Made?
Bioheat® fuel is made by blending ultra-low sulfur heating oil with renewable biodiesel. Bioheat® fuel comes in a variety of blends that are identified by the percentage of biodiesel in the blend. For example, B2 Bioheat® fuel has 2% biodiesel, B5 Bioheat® fuel has 5% biodiesel, and B20 Bioheat Plus® fuel has 20% biodiesel. The higher the biodiesel content, the fewer emissions the fuel produces. Right now the Bioheat® fuel industry is on its way to reaching 100% carbon-neutral Bioheat® fuel by 2050.
Where Does Biodiesel Come From?
Biodiesel used to make Bioheat® fuel blends is domestically produced right here in the United States. You might have heard that it’s made from soybean oil, and that is true. However, biodiesel is actually made from a variety of readily available feedstocks. All of these feedstocks are waste products or by-products of existing food supply lines, including:
- Soybean oil
- Inedible corn oil
- Animal fats
- Canola oil
- Used cooking oil
Because biodiesel can be made from a diverse number of sustainable feedstocks in the United States, it contributes to thousands of jobs across the country and doesn’t put pressure onto one single source. Most importantly, all of these feedstocks are proven to reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly. Biodiesel has been shown to reduce GHG emissions up to 80% compared to petroleum diesel.
Fill Your Tank with Fuel You Can Feel Good About
So, when you are looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint and make a significant impact, look to Bioheat® fuel. It is a locally produced and distributed renewable energy option with traceable ingredients that are better, cleaner, and safer for our environment.
If you have an oil heating system, you can start using Bioheat® fuel with no extra costs or conversions needed for your equipment! Just contact your fuel provider and ask them for Bioheat® fuel today.