The heating oil industry has worked to reduce sulfur content of heating oil by blending it with biodiesel. This heating oil and biodiesel blend is referred to as Bioheat®. Bioheat® fuel is a blend of biodiesel and ultra-low sulfur heating fuel that can be used right now to reduce carbon emissions. Bioheat® can be used in existing home heating fuel systems – it does not require expensive conversions.
Blending Heating Oil with Biodiesel
Bioheat® fuel must use biodiesel that has met ASTM 6751 when blended with heating oil. There are three tiers of Bioheat® currently offered:
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+)
The Federal Renewable Fuel Standard allows for RINs to be transferred and sold when blending biodiesel with heating oil. If you are a heating oil supplier, contact us today to find a biodiesel supplier and learn how to potentially maximize your bottom line.