If you live in New York State and use home heating oil to stay warm each winter, you’ve probably started to hear about Bioheat®. You might even be receiving it in deliveries from your local heating oil provider! But what exactly is Bioheat and how is it better for the environment, better for heating systems, and better for New York? We’ve got the scoop on the sustainable heating fuel that is the future of the oil heat industry.
Bioheat fuel is an efficient blend of ultra-low sulfur (ULS) heating oil and biodiesel, which is made from renewable resources like soybeans and other agricultural byproducts. You’ll be pleased to know multiple benefits come from using Bioheat oil.
Biodiesel used in Bioheat oil blends is extremely renewable. It is made from materials that would typically be discarded as waste, like oils and by-products from corn and soybeans, and even recycled restaurant cooking oils.
Not only is Bioheat renewable, but it also supports farms and the growth of agricultural products, which sustains our local economy and farming industries. Bioheat produces about 80% less carbon than petroleum fuel oil. This makes it the most carbon-clean liquid fuel available in the country.
Bioheat has an energy balance of more than 5 to 1, which means that it produces over five units of energy for every one needed to create it. This means your heating system can operate as efficiently as possible, using less fuel oil to produce high levels of heat. This efficiency can translate into significant savings for NY homeowners. Most importantly, Bioheat fuel is compatible with traditional heating oil equipment!
Bioheat is made right here in the United States and is supporting more than 62,000 jobs across the country. It has generated billions of dollars in revenue, helping to contribute to our domestic economy and workforce.
Local heating oil companies across New York have transitioned to delivering sustainable Bioheat fuel oil to homes and businesses in our state. Contact your heating oil provider to find out if they offer Bioheat home heating oil today.