Bioheat® Fuel

Clean-burning and energy-efficient — our heating oil is better for the planet and your NY home!

Homeowners, lawmakers, and fuel companies are all working to reduce the carbon output of Western New York homes. Hometowne Energy delivers a heating oil product to Empire State households that makes great strides in lowering greenhouse gas emissions — Bioheat fuel.

What is Bioheat fuel?

Bioheat is not your grandparents’ heating oil. It’s cleaner burning and more efficient.

It is a blend of ultra-low-sulfur heating oil (ULSHO) and organic biofuel. ULSHO contains 15 parts per million (ppm) or less of sulfur. Biofuel is a gallon-for-gallon replacement for petroleum, made with organic and recycled products, including:

  • Soybean oil
  • Used cooking oil
  • Tallow
  • Animal fats
  • Algae

How does Bioheat fuel compare with traditional heating oil?

Bioheat fuel is far better for the environment than traditional heating oil. Consider these facts:

  • Burning Bioheat fuel instead of traditional heating oil reduces your home’s carbon dioxide emissions by 20%.
  • Using Bioheat fuel in your system produces 80% fewer sulfur oxides, including sulfur dioxide, than traditional heating oil.
  • Bioheat reduces nitrogen dioxide by 20% to 30%.
  • These emissions reductions help mitigate acid rain and respiratory ailments.
  • Bioheat fuel is so clean that heating equipment burning it isn’t regulated by the Federal Clean Air Act.

How does Bioheat fuel work in your heating equipment?

You can use Bioheat fuel in oil-fired systems without modifications. And you’ll get a lot of comfort for your fuel. Bioheat has the highest Btu content of any alternative fuel. That’s good news for your home energy budget!

There’s more good news — Bioheat fuel leaves fewer deposits in your boiler or furnace. As a result, your equipment lasts longer and requires less maintenance and fewer repairs.

Are you ready to receive the cleanest, most efficient heating oil available today? Contact Hometowne Energy to become a customer.