Bioheat is a fuel blend that’s made up of biodiesel and standard home heating oil. The percentage of Bioheat fuel that’s mixed with home heating oil can range between 2 % and 5%. The main reason Bioheat fuel is gaining popularity and momentum in the marketplace is because it’s renewable energy sources creates better fuel for your home that’s overall better for the environment.
Bioheat is Biodiesel
Biodiesel is the result of the refinement of fatty acids and other compounds found in a number of renewable resources such as animal fats, plant oils, algae, and recycled kitchen grease. Biodiesel doesn’t require the use of food in its creation, but rather uses by-products of the production of products like protein feeds like soybean meal. The materials and processes used to make biodiesel has made it one of the most sustainable energy products in the world.
The Environmental Impact of Biodiesel
Biodiesel manufactured in the United States has the ability to reduce carbon emissions by approximately 50% when directly compared to petro diesel, which makes it the most effective carbon reduction additive for liquid fuel that’s commercially available.
Bioheat biodiesel is not only very effective at reducing carbon emissions, but also non-toxic, and biodegradable, and as a result it’s use as a replacement creates better air quality through reduced emissions. Biodiesel also burns cleaner and more complete than other similar fuel sources, which also helps reduce emissions and air pollution. To put it in perspective if the average homeowner used 800 gallons of biodiesel in one year they would be effectively conserving 16 gallons of oil. Since biodiesel is renewable and produces virtually no emissions replacing 16 gallons of oil also replaces the emissions used in the production and burning of that oil.
Bioheat Fuel Quality
ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) is an international group of energy professionals that sets standards for the global biodiesel industry. Bioheat fuel is manufactured solely with ASTM D6751 grade biodiesel in order to completely adhere to ASTM International specifications for biodiesel. This certification ensures that Bioheat works without incident and is a superior biodiesel product.
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Overall, using Bioheat is a great way to reduce your home’s carbon footprint through utilizing renewable energy sources. Furthermore, by using biodiesel you’re also contributing financially to the research and production of biodiesel products and the biodiesel industry as a whole.
With our soy byproduct, blended Biofuel there is no special equipment needed, nor do you need any changes to your existing furnace. Plus, Biofuel costs the same as standard heating oil. Your furnace will burn hotter, cleaner and better.
For more information about Bioheat contact Princeton Fuel Oil today: 1-800-253-9001.