Bourne’s Biodiesel Blending Plant in the News
- WCAX-Opening of Bourne’s Biofuel Blending Plant
Biodiesel Magazine- Bourne’s announces the opening of their biofuel blending facility
Pump stations and fuels available to the public at the following locations:
1475 Laporte Rd, Morrisville VT 05661
On-Road Diesel / Bio Diesel / Propane AutoGas
43 Raymond Street, Lyndonville VT 05851
On-Road Diesel / Off Road Diesel / Bio Diesel
77 Log Yard Drive, Hardwick VT 05843
Interested in setting up a pump station fuel account with Bourne’s Energy? Please call us at 1-800-326-8763.
What biodiesel is and isn’t
These three terms are often used interchangeably—this is not correct. Each one has a specific meaning and knowing the difference matters. Here are very short definitions to help keep them straight. These are not meant to be technical definitions, but a usage guide. Bourne’s carries Bioheat & Biodiesel, for that reason we say no to Biofuel.
A fuel derived directly from living matter. Often used as a generic term that may include various fuels such as biodiesel or ethanol. Usually considered renewable.
Bourne’s Energy Biodiesel produces clean burning fuel to ASTM standards. Our sustainable biodiesel is sourced and produced in New England from second use or waste vegetable oil. For that reason Bourne’s Biodiesel is simple to use, biodegradable, nontoxic, and essentially free of sulfur and aromatics. Our Biodiesel is ecologically the best and highest use of waste vegetable oil. Therefore using our Biodiesel you are supporting our commitment to protect the environment, reduce our carbon footprint, and convert a locally generated waste product into a superior alternative fuel for use around New England.
Did you know? As per the U.S Energy Information Administration, most of the trucks, buses, and tractors in the United States use diesel fuel. Diesel fuel is a nonrenewable fuel made from petroleum. Biodiesel is a renewable fuel that is made from vegetable oils, grease, and animal fats. Using biodiesel fuel produces less pollution than using petroleum diesel fuel. Any vehicle that operates on diesel fuel can use biodiesel.
Biodiesel fuel has chemical characteristics similar to petroleum-based diesel, so it can be used as a direct substitute for diesel fuel. Biodiesel fuel can also be blended with petroleum diesel in any percentage without reducing vehicle fuel economy.
A registered trademarked name whose definition is a liquid fuel that is comprised of a blend of petroleum #2 distillate fuel (heating oil/diesel) and Biodiesel (see above). To meet the definition, the petroleum component must meet the ASTM D396 standard and the biodiesel component must meet the ASTM D6751 standard. If those two criteria are not met, it cannot be called Bioheat®.
Remember, biodiesel is a biofuel but not all biofuels are biodiesel. Also, biodiesel is the only acceptable biofuel component in Bioheat®. Tricky stuff, hope this helps.
The Benefits of Biodiesel
- Less tailpipe pollution
- Breathe cleaner air
- Healthier environment
- Spills and leaks are less dangerous
- Reduction in cancer causing chemicals
- Longer equipment life and high lubricity
- Reduces foreign fossil fuel dependency
- Contributes to domestic energy security
- Makes us self-sufficient as an economy
- Reduces emissions by as much as 78%
- Lower flash point and is safer to store
- Costs the same as regular diesel
- Reduces your carbon footprint
Biodiesel study confirms greenhouse gas reductions
A new study on biodiesel’s lifecycle and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission effects has been recently published by the Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois; the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Washington; and Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. The peer-reviewed study confirms that biodiesel reduces GHG emissions by 72 percent and fossil fuel use by 80 percent compared to petroleum diesel.
Key Characteristics of Biodiesel:
Can be used in any diesel engine with little or no modification
Has a cleansing effect that helps release engine deposits built up from previous petrol-diesel use
Causes less wear and tear on the engine, meaning less maintenance
Reduces greenhouse gas emission by 78% compared to regular diesel (U.S. EPA)
Usually is blended with regular petroleum-based diesel
Is a friendlier, less destructive fuel
Biodiesel is the name given to a fuel for diesel engines or home heating fuel-also known as Bioheat
Is simple to use, has lower emissions, is bio-degradable, nontoxic, and essentially free of sulfur and aromatics.
- Biodiesel is nontoxic and biodegradable
- Biodiesel production reduces wastewater by 79% and hazardous waste by 96% (*compared to petroleum diesel)
- A to-go latte takes 26 times more water to produce than a gallon of biodiesel
You can’t make Bioheat without Biodiesel.
BioHeat is an advanced fuel being called “The Evolution of Oil Heat” and is the “New” oil heat. Bioheat® is traditional home heating oil blended with Biodiesel. You can’t make Bioheat without Biodiesel.
Fun With BioDiesel – Learning can be fun!
Learn about BioDiesel with a fun crossword. One side has information on Biodiesel that has all the words in the crossword puzzle on the other side. Download and print puzzle.