You’ve heard about it. You know it’s good. But, what is? Bioheat® is conventional heating oil that is blended with biodiesel, a renewable fuel made from organic and recycled materials. Unique to Cleghorn, our heating oil is blended with biodiesel that is made from recycled cooking oil, giving use to something that would otherwise be thrown away. What’s more is Bioheat is one of the cleanest fuel sources available, which also means your heating system runs cleaner and more efficiently thus eliminating the changes of an untimely breakdown. We believe in delivering Bioheat because:
- It gives a whole new purpose to something that would normally be disposed of.
- We’re doing something unique. We’re creating oil from a recycled material. That means no crude oil or corn grown specifically to make oil.
- Our oil is refined not only in the USA, but right here in New England! This supports our regional farmers and reduces our dependence on foreign oil, all thanks to our local refineries, Newport Biodiesel and White Mountain Biodiesel.
- It’s extremely clean-burning and environmentally friendly.*
- It has the highest BTU content of any alternative fuel, so warm up!
- It costs the same as “regular heating oil.”
- It’s free of sulfur, an element that’s part of the cause of climate change and greenhouse gas emissions.
- You don’t have to make any changes to your heating equipment or tank; and you don’t have to adjust your budget and payment plans, service contracts, or warranties. Just ask our long-standing customers.
- If everyone using heating oil switched to a B5 blend (5% biodiesel/95% conventional heating oil), 400 million gallons of regular heating oil could be conserved. This would be a big step towards reducing both oil usage and greenhouse gas emissions.
*Testing conducted by the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) found that a Bioheat blend of 80% low-sulfur heating oil and 20% biodiesel (B20) reduced sulfur oxide emissions by as much as 80% or more; nitrogen oxide emissions by about 20%; and carbon dioxide emissions by 20%. According to NORA, when combined with Bioheat, Oilheat has the potential to reduce emissions to the lowest level of any fossil fuel.