What Is Bioheat® Fuel?

Written on: February 23, 2022

The Benefits of a Greener Fuel for Your Home

biofuel home heat massachusettsMassachusetts is leading the way on the evolution toward a green, renewable fuel oil—and Broco Energy is proud to be doing our part with deliveries of Bioheat® fuel.

We only deliver Bioheat fuel to our heating oil customers. This is a clean alternative to conventional heating oil that also produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions than natural gas.

Bioheat fuel is a blend of biodiesel and traditional petroleum-based heating oil. Biodiesel, which is made from vegetable oils, animal fats and other renewable materials, is considered a biogenic fuel that reduces carbon output 100%. That’s because the combustion of biofuels and other biogenic energy sources actually recycle carbon dioxide emissions through renewable plant materials and other biomass feedstocks. That’s why you’ll be hearing a lot about net-zero carbon emissions in the years ahead.

Bioheat Fuel and the Future

As efforts to reduce fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions remain a top priority in the heating oil industry, more people are gaining an understanding of what it all means—and the great importance of this progress.

That’s why leaders in the heating oil industry have passed a resolution that outlines what the industry’s progress needs to look like over the next few decades.

Bioheat fuel requires no modifications to your system, no big expenditure on new equipment and reduces your carbon footprint. Plus, efficient and clean-burning Bioheat fuel saves you money on fuel and equipment service.

Bioheat fuel is also covered under most manufacturers’ heating system warranties. The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International has approved Bioheat’s performance standards.

Bioheat Fuel Blends

The heating-oil industry uses the amount of biodiesel per gallon to name the specific Bioheat fuel blend being used. For example, B5 is a blend containing 5% biodiesel, and B20 contains 20%. Broco Energy proudly offers blends of up to B100!

Read more and watch a video about our Bioheat fuel.

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