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Bioheat® Fuel Provider in NJ

Bioheat® Fuel is a blend of biodiesel and ultra-low-sulfur heating oil (ULSHO). A more eco-friendly alternative to both traditional heating oil and natural gas heat (at blends of 12% biodiesel and beyond) Bioheat® can be used in existing home heating oil systems and is available in three tiers based on how much biodiesel is blended into the ULSHO base stock.

  • Blends ranging from 2% to 5% biodiesel (B2-B5) are referred to as Bioheat®.
  • Blends ranging from 5% to 20% biodiesel (B5-B20) are referred to as Bioheat Plus.
  • Blends beyond 20% biodiesel (B20+) are referred to as Bioheat SuperPlus.

Bioheat® Fuel is a simple choice and a smart solution that requires no modification to your heating system and results in a better fuel for your home and the environment. Biodiesel is produced from a variety of renewable resources, such as plant oils, animal fats, recycled grease, and even algae, making it one of the most sustainable fuels on the planet. And with biodiesel, you don’t sacrifice food for fuel. Oils and fats for biodiesel are a minor by-product of producing high-protein feeds (soybean meal) and quality meats.

Production

Biodiesel is produced in a chemical process called transesterification. Methanol is reacted with the fat or vegetable oil feedstock to create gylcerin in biodiesel. The glycerin is sold for use in the manufacture of soaps and other household products. The remaining, purified methyl esters are in fact biodiesel. Independent production facilities across the nation are capable of producing more than 3 billion gallons of biodiesel a year, using a variety of feedstocks. It is readily available through your local heating oil dealer.

Energy Balance

U.S. biodiesel reduces lifecycle carbon emissions by an average of 80 percent compared to petroleum fuel oil, making it the best carbon reduction tool of any U.S. liquid fuel commercially available. Biodiesel has the highest energy balance of any U.S. commercially available fuel, returning 5.54 units of renewable energy for every one unit of fossil energy needed to produce it. This energy-in, energy-out ratio is called “energy balance” or “fossil energy ratio.”

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"While a number of fleets in New Jersey, including the Department of Transportation, have used biodiesel blends for many years, this pump opening marks the first time biodiesel will be sold directly to consumers in the state. We commend Woolley...

Joe Jobe CEO (National Biodiesel Board)
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