Are you thinking about ways to make your lifestyle more sustainable? Maybe you’re searching for ways to reduce your carbon footprint or make home improvements to lower your annual emissions. There are many ways all of us can adjust our daily habits to help combat climate change, and when you live in a Northeast state like New York, often the first place to start is your heating fuel.
Here in New York, we rely on our heating systems for nearly six months out of the year. That’s a lot! What would you think if you heard there was a low-carbon, environmentally friendly heating fuel you could use right now? That would be great! But you might wonder what gives the fuel the environmental stamp of approval. Read this blog post to get the details on Bioheat® fuel and learn why it’s a sound choice for sustainable heating in NY.
Firstly, let’s talk about where Bioheat® fuel comes from. Bioheat® fuel is made by blending traditional heating fuel with renewable biodiesel. Biodiesel is renewable because it comes from natural materials that are either recycled or waste by-products, like inedible corn oil, animal fats, and used cooking oil. Biodiesel requires no land for drilling and makes use of existing resources that would otherwise be wasted.
Bioheat® fuel helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and carbon emissions in multiple ways. It is inherently low in carbon because of its biodiesel content. And second, the biodiesel content in Bioheat® fuel also helps to reduce the overall use of traditional heating fuel.
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Starting in 2022, all the heating fuel sold in New York has at least 5% biodiesel content. So, if you use traditional heating fuel in your boiler or furnace, you’re already getting Bioheat® fuel. It is compatible with existing heating equipment, and fuel providers will offer blends with higher biodiesel content in the future to continue to reduce emissions.
Bioheat® fuel is a standout renewable energy option because it is helping to reduce carbon emissions right now. It is a low-carbon heating fuel that contributes to decarbonization like compound interest: The sooner you get started, even in small increments, the greater the results will be down the road.
On top of Bioheat® fuel’s current low-carbon status, the industry plans to continue to evolve the fuel so that it can achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. There is an actionable plan in place to help fast-track Bioheat® fuel to become even better than it already is for our environment.
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Earth Day is a great time to think about what we can do to help the climate action effort, but it must be an everyday concern in order to enact true progress. Using Bioheat® fuel to keep your home in New York safe and warm is a simple, affordable way to reduce emissions and secure a stable future for our communities.