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.
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 ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF BIODIESEL
The Bioheat® fuel industry is committed to helping New York achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, and the plan is already in action. Starting in 2022, all heating oil sold by providers in New York State is at least 5% biodiesel blend, or B5, Bioheat® fuel, and fuel providers are already starting to increase to 20% biodiesel, or B20. Here’s the plan to reach carbon neutrality by 2050:
B20 or 20% biodiesel blend which produces a 14.6% reduction in CO2 emissions.
B50 or 50% biodiesel which eliminates 500 million gallons of heating fuels and 4.29 million metric tons of carbon.
100% carbon neutral Bioheat® fuel which eliminates 1 billion gallons of heating fuels and 8.59 metric tons of carbon.
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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!