October 27, 2020
Have you been keeping up with new technology and innovation in the heating oil industry? If so, you’ve probably heard about Bioheat®. This clean, green fuel oil alternative provides our community with a cleaner option that produces fewer emissions and lower sulfur content than traditional #2 heating oil. We’re here to keep you up to date on the latest state-mandated guidelines and restrictions regarding the use of Bioheat® (or lack thereof) in New England and beyond.
Many Northeastern States Require All Oil Companies to Deliver Bioheat®
The heating oil industry has a goal to be carbon neutral by 2050, and that means the increased production and use of Bioheat®. Many Northeastern states are already requiring the use of Bioheat® instead of traditional oil, with minimum blends ranging from B2 to B5 depending on the state.
Percentages of biodiesel blended into fuel oil are represented by numbers. B2 is 2% biodiesel and 98% ultra-low sulfur (ULS) heating oil, while B5 is 5% biodiesel and 95% ULS heating oil.
Homeowners and Oil Heat Consumers Love Bioheat®
Switching to (or increasing blend percentages of) Bioheat® is a win-win for both distributors and consumers. Bioheat® allows distributors to support local jobs and make a positive difference, while the alternative fuel gives homeowners longer equipment longevity and a reason to feel great about their heat source. Every heating oil company should be striving to increase biodiesel percentages in order to continue providing their community and residents with the sustainable and renewable heat source they deserve.
The Future of Bioheat® and Clean Energy
Like we mentioned earlier, the heating oil industry is aiming to go carbon-free by 2050, which involves slowly increasing biodiesel percentages at a rate that makes sense for their suppliers and the industry as a whole. As the heating oil industry progresses toward a more sustainable and eco-friendly future, oil and HVAC employees should be active in learning about present standards, requirements, and efforts to create a cleaner environment through the use of biodiesel blends. If you would like to start learning more about Bioheat® today, please feel free to visit MyBioheat.com.
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