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Benefits of Biofuel


Why It's Good for Everyone

It's clean. It's green. It's often made from a bean. And it's one of the "hottest" things happening in home comfort.

Bioheat® fuel - heating oil blended with biodegradable substances such as soybean oil - is renewable and non-toxic, making it not only kind to Mother Earth, but kind to heating systems, too.

  • Domestically produced, soy-based Bioheat® fuel can literally be grown at home - helping to support our nation's farmers and reducing our dependence on foreign oil.
  • Extremely clean burning, Bioheat® fuel means fewer service calls.
  • Bioheat® fuel has the highest BTU content of any alternative fuel.
  • Bioheat® fuel requires no furnace modification.

Testing conducted by the Brookhaven National Laboratory found that a blend of 80 percent low-sulfur heating oil and 20 percent biodiesel reduced sulfur oxide emissions by as much as 80 percent or more. Nitrogen Oxide emissions were lowered by about 20 percent. In addition, carbon dioxide emissions can be lowered by 20 percent.

Officials at the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimate that if everyone in the Northeast with an oil furnace used a B5 blend (5 percent biodiesel/95 percent heating oil), 50 million gallons of regular heating oil could be conserved.

In New York State...

Heating oil consumers receive a tax credit on each gallon of Bioheat® fuel they purchase. To claim your credit, download Form IT-241-I, complete the Claim for Clean Heating Fuel Credit, and see your tax professional.

In New York City ...

New York City requires all heating oil sold in the Five Boroughs to be a minimum B2 Bioheat fuel (2 percent biodiesel). The minimum level increased to B5 in October 2017 and will increase by 2034.

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