Electricity is considered a “clean” fuel by many. Although electric appliances and electric heat pumps don’t produce any emissions at a home, the power plant that generates the electricity probably does. In fact, those power plants, many of them coal-fired or powered by natural gas, are among the largest sources of greenhouse gas pollution in the United States.
Contrast that to the ultra-low-sulfur Bioheat® fuel we deliver. Because of the industry’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions, Bioheat fuel burns more cleanly, with fewer emissions.
Consumers also benefit from better heating efficiency and easier maintenance, since highly refined, renewable and ultra-low-sulfur Bioheat fuel creates fewer deposits on heat exchangers.
Looking ahead, the heating oil industry is committed to achieving net-zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2050. As higher blends of Bioheat fuel become more common in the coming years, home heating oil blended with biofuel will continue to move closer to becoming a carbon-neutral fuel.
This and other innovations within the industry will help keep heating oil as a leader in America’s clean energy evolution!