Is Bioheat® Fuel a Safe Fuel Choice?

In New York, community is everything—from the North Country to the Southern Tier, we rely on each other for a hand up or a hot meal. And when we commit to something, we mean it. That’s why when we discuss environmental sustainability and reducing carbon emissions, it’s important that everyone knows about Bioheat® fuel: a reliable, affordable, and eco-friendly fuel. In addition to being excellent for your pocketbook and the planet, Bioheat® fuel is also an extremely safe fuel to keep homes and businesses warm throughout our chilly winters.

Bioheat® fuel works in your furnace or boiler in place of traditional heating oil, with the biggest difference between the two being the former is made using renewable substances—mostly byproducts of agricultural crop harvesting and used cooking oil. Recently, there was a statewide mandate put in place for all heating oil deliveries to contain at least 5% biodiesel, which is the renewable portion of Bioheat® fuel. This mandate is intended to help us reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to the state’s clean energy goals.

Bioheat® fuel can help New York take a giant leap toward a more sustainable future, because it is nontoxic and produces significantly fewer emissions than traditional heating oil. Bioheat® fuel is great for your peace of mind too, since it’s a stable liquid fuel source that is stored onsite at your home. Also, the biodiesel in Bioheat® fuel reduces the deposits left in your heating system, which translates to less frequent equipment cleanings. Your wallet will thank you for using Bioheat® fuel, and so will Mother Nature—it doesn’t get much better than that.

As New Yorkers, we’re pursuing a future that’s renewable and safe. Bioheat® fuel is a fantastic fuel for shrinking your carbon footprint while keeping your family secure well into the future. Let’s strive to build a cleaner, greener New York by embracing Bioheat® fuel as a step toward a safer, more sustainable tomorrow.

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