What is Bioheat? And is it Better Than Heating Oil?
What is Bioheating oil?
This seems to be a commonly asked question that many people don’t know the answer to. Bioheating oil is a blend of biodiesel fuel blended with traditional heating oil. It is a clean burning alternative fuel, produced from domestic and renewable resources. Biofuel contains no petroleum, but it can be blended at any level with petroleum diesel to create a biofuel blend. There are many benefits to using Bioheat instead of Heating Oil.
Benefits of Bioheat: Clean-Burning, Domestic, Renewable
Bioheating oil is safe and provides a cleaner, more complete and energy-efficient burn. It is a renewable energy source that is environmentally friendly. Bioheating oil reduces global warming gas emissions; it is also non-toxic, biodegradable, and suitable for sensitive environments. It is also essentially free of sulfur and aromatics. Bioheating oil actually extends equipment life and reduces periodic maintenance. There are no system modifications needed to use Bioheating oil and it is priced similarly to heating oil.
Bioheat Case Study
A number of years ago Apgar Oil transitioned from using 100% #2 Heating oil for their customers to a 2% Biofuel blend (B2) with their #2 Heating oil. At the end of one year using B2 their customers experienced great results. What a difference a year can make!
Check out the comparison pictures of the filters from systems running on 100% petroleum oil and B2 Bioheat for one year. This is stunning visual proof of the clean burning properties of biofuel blends and benefits.