Bioheat® Fuel Environmental Benefits

The Bioheat® fuel industry has cut its total greenhouse gas emissions by about 33% over the last four decades. Other fuels high in methane—a greenhouse gas that is approximately 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide—are harming our environment, while declining emissions from Bioheat® fuel are helping to reduce our footprint. Bioheat® fuel is the actionable solution to help achieve New York’s climate goals as quickly as possible without costing consumers an arm and leg.

What Makes Bioheat® Fuel Environmentally Friendly?

Bioheat® fuel is made by blending ultra-low sulfur fuels with renewable biodiesel. Biodiesel is a renewable liquid fuel that is made from 100% renewable and recycled materials, like soybean oil. However, soybeans are just one of the agricultural by-products used to make biodiesel! Other sources include used cooking oil, inedible corn oil, fats and tallows, and other recycled oils. By sustainably and responsibly using these renewable natural materials, biodiesel has been able to reduce greenhouse gases by 86% compared to regular petroleum diesel.

The biodiesel in Bioheat® fuel is what makes this liquid heating fuel able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and carbon emissions.


The Road to Carbon Freedom

The Bioheat® fuel industry is committed to helping New York achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, and the plan is already in action. Right now 5% biodiesel blends, or B5, Bioheat® fuel is widely used and fuel providers are starting to increase to 20% biodiesel, or B20. Here’s the plan to reach carbon neutrality by 2050:

  • 2023

    B20 or 20% biodiesel blend which produces a 14.6% reduction in CO2 emissions.

  • 2030

    B50 or 50% biodiesel which eliminates 500 million gallons of heating fuels and 4.29 million metric tons of carbon.

  • 2050

    100% carbon neutral Bioheat® fuel which eliminates 1 billion gallons of heating fuels and 8.59 metric tons of carbon.


Looking to switch to Bioheat® fuel? Find a Bioheat® fuel dealer in your community or contact your current fuel provider to ask for Bioheat® fuel today!


More Resources about the Benefits of Bioheat® Fuel

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