Bioheat® Fuel – what is it and how can we use it to achieve net-zero carbon emissions? Simply put, Bioheat® Fuel is an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional heating oils. Bioheat® Fuel is made by creating a special blend of biodiesel and ultra-low sulfur heating oil. Biodiesel, a key component in the blend, is created from a variety of renewable resources, greatly reducing the impact on the environment. The use of renewable fuel sources in the blend is not only eco-friendly, but it makes Bioheat® an incredibly efficient fuel source.
Currently, there are a variety of different blends of Bioheat® Fuel available. Blends using 2% to 5% biodiesel are called B2-B5 and referred to as Bioheat®. Blends that use 6% to 20% biodiesel (B6 to B20) are referred to as Bioheat Plus®. Blends that have greater than 20% biodiesel (B21 to B100) are referred to as Bioheat SuperPlus®. The heating oil industry is continuously creating new standards, with an industry-wide commitment to achieving 15% carbon reductions by 2023, moving to 40% reductions by 2030, and going fully net-zero by 2050.
Another great thing about Bioheat® Fuel is that it’s produced right here in America! Biodiesel is produced directly from American-made feedstock like animal fats and soybeans. Production of biodiesel supports over 65,000 clean energy and agricultural jobs and Bioheat® fuel delivery supports countless more. Additionally, most fuel delivery companies are local, family-owned small businesses that create jobs in your community!
Because Bioheat® Fuel utilizes innovative renewable fuels, it also burns cleaner. Bioheat® Fuel significantly reduces emissions of particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, and carbon dioxide into the air – and the results are profound. The average homeowner utilizing Bioheat® Fuel can save thousands of metrics tons of emissions per year and even extend the life of their heating system! As blends with higher percentages of biodiesel are introduced into the market, emissions will continue to be reduced until we hit net-zero!
Bioheat® Fuel is truly the heating oil of the future. From being environmentally friendly to creating jobs in your community, Bioheat® is improving not only the Earth but also our lives. At Net-Zero Heroes™, we’re putting our full faith and backing behind this incredible energy source – and you should too.
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