Bioheat® Vs. Heating Oil

Written on: October 24, 2022

How Bioheat Fuel Differs from Standard Heating Oil

bioheat People who live in the Hudson Valley are probably more familiar with Bioheat fuel than other areas of the country. That’s because many families throughout the Hudson Valley region already rely on Bioheat fuel to keep their homes warm!

As you’ve probably heard, Bioheat fuel is one of the best tools for reducing carbon dioxide in the environment without sacrificing comfort or needing to undertake expensive, disruptive equipment replacements.

So how does Bioheat fuel stack up against traditional heating oil? Well, Bioheat fuel basically works the same as traditional heating oil. You can use it in existing home heating fuel systems without modification. But here’s the key difference: Bioheat fuel represents an enhanced eco-friendly alternative to conventional heating fuel.

You don’t lose any heating power with Bioheat fuel. On the contrary, it burns much more efficiently, reducing heating system maintenance, improving energy efficiency and reducing emissions. It has the highest Btu content of any alternative fuel!

What is Bioheat Fuel?

Bioheat fuel is a blend of renewable biodiesel and ultra-low sulfur heating oil. Biodiesel is a gallon-for-gallon replacement for petroleum fuel. It’s made from organic and recycled ingredients like:

Bioheat Fuel and Lower Emissions

Blended with ultra-low-sulfur heating oil, biodiesel is an excellent and practical way to reduce carbon emissions.

Bioheat fuel cuts harmful greenhouse gas emissions significantly because biodiesel achieves emissions reductions of at least 50% compared to petroleum. Using Bioheat fuel instead of traditional heating oil means reductions in the following emissions:

Bioheat Fuel: Made in America

The production process for Bioheat fuel has many benefits. It diverts waste products from landfills and puts them to good use. It also supports American farmers and biodiesel producers.

The production process puts excess oil and fats to good use. Food is never sacrificed for fuel in the production of Bioheat fuel. Bioheat fuel is sourced and produced right here in the United States, supporting local farmers, local industries and local economies.

Bioheat fuel has a significant advantage over other green home heating products: it’s available right now and is currently offered by heating oil retailers. It’s heating both homes and water across the nation as we speak — all while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The overall goal is to transition to even higher levels of Bioheat fuel, which will further reduce our carbon footprint and actually turn heating oil into a carbon-neutral energy source.

During a meeting at the Northeast Industry Summit a few years ago, the entire Northeast heating oil industry resolved to achieve a 15% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2023, a 40% reduction by 2030, and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

We are well on our way along the road to a carbon-neutral future! By 2030, it’s estimated that biodiesel will displace 529 million gallons of heating oil.

Bioheat Fuel: Readily Available in the Hudson Valley

Bioheat fuel is readily available here and remember, it requires no modifications to your existing system. You can enjoy all of its benefits right now with your next heating oil delivery. Learn more about the benefits of Bioheat fuel.