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 CITY ...
New York City requires all heating oil sold in the Five Boroughs to contain at least 5 percent (B5) biofuel and will increase incrementally to B20 by 2034.
IN NEW YORK STATE...
The State has expanded the New York City Bioheat® fuel standards to Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties, requiring a minimum B5 and increasing to B20 by 2034. In addition, heating oil consumers receive a tax credit on each gallon of Bioheat® fuel they purchase containing at least 6 percent biofuel (B6). To claim your credit, download Form IT-241-I, complete the Claim for Clean Heating Fuel Credit, contact us for your fuel usage information, and see your tax professional.