Go Green without giving away all of your green!
B99 is the affordable answer to the climate crisis! We now offer B99 delivery to homes and businesses through out our service area. B99 can be used as an eco-friendly replacement for many conventional petroleum products such as On-road and Off-road diesel and Heating oil. This means that with one phone call you can reduce the carbon footprint of your existing fossil fuel heating system or diesel-powered equipment to nearly zero without spending thousands of dollars on new equipment.
What is BioFuel?
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 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. Most commonly, when the terms BioHeat or BioDiesel are used people are referring to a blend of renewable Bio fuel with conventional petroleum fuels. These blends are categorized by the percentage of Bio in the blend. For example, a B20 BioDiesel is 20% renewable Bio fuel and 80% conventional diesel fuel. A B100 would be 100% renewable Bio fuel 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.
Bournes Energy BioFuels are available in a variety of flavors. Most of the BioFuel that we deliver is blended with ultra-low-sulfur heating oil delivered to residential homes. Until now the highest blend that we deliver to homes has been a B20 (20% BioDiesel). This is because most residential heating system manufacturers certify their equipment to run up to a 20% Bio blend without affecting the factory warranty.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is Bioheat Better?
Bioheat® or Biodiesel burns cleanly, reliably and efficiently and has very low environmental impact compared to other energy sources.
Can Bioheat be used in an existing heating system?
Yes, one of the great benefits of Bioheat® is that it can be used in any oil heating system without modification. The homeowner continues to enjoy the same seamless, reliable heating that they have come to expect while helping to assure environmental responsibility and energy security.
Is Bioheat as efficient as heating oil?
Yes, Bioheat® is a comparable fuel to heating oil and will produce the same results in your furnace.
What if I don’t want Bioheat?
As your fuel supplier, we have decided to supply all our customers with Bioheat®. We are confident the quality and performance of the fuel will be to your liking and, in fact, you will not see a difference in the day-to-day operation of your heating system. The benefits of Bioheat® – clean, reliable, domestic with a renewable component, are here to stay.
Is Biodiesel imported like oil?
With more than close to 150 biodiesel production plants in the U.S. having the capacity to produce 2.5 billion gallons of biodiesel each year, the domestic supply of biodiesel is assured. The agricultural byproducts and co-products (plant oils, animal fats and other oils) used in making biodiesel come from farms right here in America.
Are there quality standards for Bioheat?
Yes, both standard heating oil and biodiesel have established quality and performance standards as set by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). The blended Bioheat is accepted by the ASTM as being a comparable fuel with heating oil. Additionally, every oilburner sold in the U.S. is listed to run on Bioheat®. The biodiesel industry also has its own quality program called BQ-9000. This program covers storage, sampling, testing, blending, shipping, distribution, and fuel management practices.
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