Bourne’s Energy delivers Bioheat® fuel to every single oil customer with no added costs or changes to your system. There’s no reason not to be heating your home with Bioheat® fuel. It’s the easiest change you can make to reduce your carbon footprint. You can contribute to a greener Vermont simply by selecting Bourne’s Energy as your fuel provider.
The benefits of Bioheat Fuel for Vermont homes and businesses
Bioheat® Fuel burns more cleanly and efficiently than conventional heating oil.
Unlike other options for reducing your carbon footprint, switching to Bioheat® Fuel in most cases requires no additional investment in equipment or added costs.
Ultra-low sulfur Bioheat® Fuel (ULSHO) makes your heating equipment easier to maintain since ULSHO creates fewer deposits on heat exchangers.
Bioheat® fuel produces the same satisfying heat as “regular oil.”
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Explaining Bioheat® Fuel
BioHeat and BioDiesel, or BioFuels are derived from the same core products, in fact they are so close in makeup that the names are often used interchangeably. The “Bio” refers to liquid fuel which can be produced from a variety of renewable resources, such as plant oils, animal fats, recycled grease, and even algae, making it one of the most sustainable fuels on the planet. In our case all of the Bio that Bourne’s Energy sells is made from recycled cooking oils collected from around New England which go through a process called transesterification, this is just a fancy (but very specific) way of saying that the oils have been cleaned and processed to create a reliable, carbon neutral fuel that can be used as a direct replacement for conventional petroleum-based diesels and heating fuels. The National Biodiesel Board states it must be “a fuel comprised of mono-alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids derived from vegetable oils or animal fats, designated B100, and meeting the requirements of ASTM D6751.” If it doesn’t meet this definition, it’s not biodiesel.
Most commonly, when the terms BioHeat or BioDiesel are used people are referring to a blend of renewable Biofuel with conventional petroleum fuels. These blends are categorized by the percentage of Bio in the blend. For example, a B20 BioDiesel is 20% renewable Biofuel and 80% conventional diesel fuel. A B100 would be 100% renewable Biofuel with 0% petroleum product, for reasons outside of our control B99 (which is really more like B99.99) is the highest blend available to the general market. To use the Bioheat® trademark our liquid fuel must be comprised of a blend of petroleum #2 distillate fuel (heating oil/diesel) and Biodiesel (outlined above) where the petroleum component must meet ASTM D396 standards and the biodiesel component must meet ASTM D6751 standards. So rest assured that our Bioheat® fuel uses recycled cooking oil and ultra-low-sulfur heating oil (ULSHO) to meet industry standards that our customers can count on.
Bourne’s Energy blends several Bioheat® Fuel blends including B99.
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Bourne’s Energy is passionate about the use of Biofuels as an affordable option for carbon reduction in Vermont. In 2012 we invested heavily to create our own biodiesel blending plant in Morrisville, VT. We’re doing our part to help reduce the carbon footprint. You can do yours by switching to Bourne’s Energy for your fuel oil delivery.