What Is Bioheat® Fuel?

Posted: October 10, 2022

Vaughn Oil delivers cleaner burning Bioheat® fuel!

bioheat for homes rhode island For many years, heating oil had a reputation for being “dirty.” Not anymore, thanks to the introduction of Bioheat® fuel!

You can get heating oil delivery of Bioheat® fuel to your Rhode Island home or business with Vaughn Oil, which delivers only Bioheat® fuel.

Bioheat® fuel is a blend of ultra-low sulfur heating oil and biodiesels that create a cleaner burning fuel that is better for the environment, better for your heating system, and better for your bank account!

We’ve put together some common questions people have about Bioheat® fuel so you can learn more about it.

What is biodiesel?

Biodiesel is a fuel made with natural and renewable resources. The biodiesels used in Bioheat® fuel include:

The development of biodiesel options continues. Switchgrass, a biofuel crop, can help protect the environment when cultivated on low-value agricultural land, according to new research from Michigan State University.

This not only provides a new source for the biodiesels used in Bioheat® fuel, but it also helps our nation’s farmers as it may provide added revenue from parts of their land that were otherwise unproductive.

What is the environmental benefit of Bioheat® fuel?

Using Bioheat® fuel helps the environment in multiple ways. The most obvious way is in the dramatic reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. As higher levels of biodiesels are used, the greater the reduction becomes. Bioheat® fuel is a major part of the heating oil industry’s drive to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by the year 2050.

The more biodiesels are used in Bioheat® fuel, the less we depend on drilling for oil both here and abroad.

By converting these products into biodiesels for Bioheat® fuel, waste is being kept out of landfills.

Are there different kinds of Bioheat® fuel?

The only difference in Bioheat fuels is the amount of biodiesel in them. Here’s how to have an idea of how much of your Bioheat fuel is biodiesel.

Often, a Bioheat fuel supplier will list the percentage of biodiesel in their fuel with the letter B followed by a number. That number is the percentage of biodiesels in the fuel. There are also different names depending on the percentage of biodiesel.

Bioheat® fuel: Blends ranging from 2% to 5% biodiesel (B2–B5)

Bioheat Plus® fuel: Blends ranging from 5% to 20% biodiesel (B5–B20)

Bioheat Super Plus® fuel: Blends with 20% biodiesel and above (B20+)

Does Bioheat® fuel save me money?

Yes, and in more than one way! First, because Bioheat® fuel burns much cleaner than traditional No. 2 heating oil, your home’s furnace or boiler runs much more efficiently so you will save money on your home heating costs. Second, because Bioheat® fuel leaves fewer deposits on heat registers, wear and tear on your heating system is reduced. You’ll have fewer breakdowns and repair bills, and the life expectancy of your heating system could be extended by several years!

Keep your Rhode Island home warm while protecting the environment with reliable delivery of Bioheat® fuel from Vaughn Oil! Become a customer today.