Written on: April 19, 2021
Broco Energy and the rest of the heating-oil industry in the Northeast has committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Bioheat® fuel is a big part of this effort, and we‘re proud to be delivering this clean, renewable fuel to you!
Every gallon of fuel we put in your tank is Bioheat fuel, a blend of biodiesel and ultra-low sulfur heating oil (ULSHO) This is more eco-friendly than conventional heating oil, which was already clean-burning.
Biodiesel is a gallon-for-gallon substitute for petroleum-based fuels, which have a higher carbon intensity. By 2030, it’s estimated that biodiesel will displace 529 million gallons of heating oil.
Biodiesel is a non-toxic, degradable renewable liquid fuel. The biofuel that’s blended with heating oil to create Bioheat fuel is generally produced by agricultural byproducts, including used cooking oil, animal fats, inedible corn oil, soybean oil and canola oil.
This puts excess oil and fats to good use. Food is never sacrificed for fuel in the production of Bioheat fuel. Bioheat fuel is also sourced and produced right here in the United States, REG Aimes Iowa supporting local farmers, local industries and local economies.
When a biodiesel blend (Bioheat fuel) is established, its name comes from the percentage of biodiesel it includes. For example, B5 is a blend containing 5% biodiesel, and B20 contains 20%. Bioheat fuel fully adheres to the health-effects testing requirements of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, and Broco Energy proudly offers blends of up to B100!
Clean-burning and efficient, Bioheat fuel provides homes with a healthier environment. In addition to being efficient itself, Bioheat fuel adds to the life span of heating equipment and helps it run better. These added efficiencies result in lower heating costs for our customers.
In fact, Broco Energy customers are always pleased to learn that Bioheat can be used on existing heating-oil systems—with no modifications! That means you can switch to this biodegradable, nontoxic fuel without altering or replacing your furnace or boiler—and the fuel even costs the same as the conventional heating oil that you’ve used in the past.
If you’re ready for an upgrade anyway, you’ll enjoy even more savings on your heating bills, as the most modern heating systems are incredibly efficient. Contact us if you would like to explore your options in new heating systems.
We partner with Renewable Energy Group (REG), Inc. for our entire supply of renewable biodiesel so we can sell blended Bioheat® fuel to our customers. Their product is far superior to everyone else as far as quality goes.
REG is an international producer of cleaner fuels and North America’s largest producer of biodiesel. REG utilizes an integrated procurement, distribution and logistics network to operate 12 biorefineries in the U.S. and Europe. In 2020, REG produced 519 million gallons of cleaner fuel, delivering 4.2 million metric tons of carbon reduction. REG is meeting the growing global demand for lower-carbon fuels and helping Broco Energy to do its part to assure a more sustainable future.