How Bioheat® Fuel is Easing the Impact of Climate Change

Date: September 14, 2021

We’re Reducing Emissions with Every Gallon

biofuel massachusettsThe heating oil industry in Massachusetts is committed to helping to ease the impact of climate change with Bioheat® fuel — a blend of ultra-low sulfur heating oil and biofuels made from renewable sources.

Bioheat fuel is a pathway to reducing carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) related to greenhouse gases. The goal is to transition by 2030 to a B50 blend –50% biofuel and 50% heating oil– that’s called B50 Bioheat SuperPlus™. This blend will reduce greenhouse gas emissions in your home by 40%.

The B50 blend of Bioheat fuel will also continue to improve system efficiency and will push us closer to realizing a carbon-neutral future by 2050. The B50 blend is not an end goal, but rather a step on the journey to a completely renewable liquid heating fuel. In the coming years, we will be within reach of a fully renewable product–B100 Bioheat fuel.

Why Does Bioheat Fuel Generate Fewer Emissions?

Bioheat fuel is a blend of biodiesel and traditional petroleum-based heating oil. Biodiesel, which is made from vegetable oils or animal fats, 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: Comfortable, Renewable and Efficient

There are so many benefits to living in a home that relies on Bioheat fuel for warmth. Here are the key ones you’ll want to know.

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