Bioheat® Fuel

Bioheat® Fuel Benefits for Homeowners

Bioheat.jpgBioheat® fuel - heating oil blended with biodegradable organic materials such as soybean oil - is one of the "hottest" things happening in home comfort. Bioheat® fuel is not only kind to Mother Earth, it's kind to heating systems, too. Here’s why:

  • You don't have to make any modifications to your burner or tank, or buy new equipment.
  • Bioheat® fuel produces the same satisfying heat as "regular oil."
  • According to studies, Bioheat® fuel performs just as well as, if not better than, conventional heating oil.
  • It lubricates your heating system.
  • You don't have to change your budget plan, payment plan, service contract or warranties.
  • Performance standards for Bioheat® fuel blends to B20 have been approved
    by ASTM International, an organization which sets industry standards for fuels and lubricants.

What makes up Bioheat® fuel?

These everyday products of nature can be used to produce the alternative environment-friendly fuel:

Brazil Nut
Castor Bean
Macadamia Nut
Oil Palm
Olive Tree
Pumpkin Seed
Rubber Seed
Tung Oil Tree


bioheatPage_independent.jpgBioheat® fuel is ultra-clean, ultra-efficient, and ultra-environmentally friendly. With Bioheat® fuel, your heating oil is better than ever! It’s extremely clean burning and has the highest Btu content of any alternative fuel.

Testing conducted by the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) found that a Bioheat® fuel 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 were lowered by about 20%. In addition, carbon dioxide emissions can be lowered by 20%. 

If everyone using heating oil used a B5 blend (5% biodiesel/95% heating oil), 400 million gallons of regular heating oil could be conserved. This would be a big step toward conserving oil and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 


Bioheat® fuel is produced from domestically grown renewable resources and refined in the United States. Soy-based Bioheat® fuel helps to support our nation’s farmers and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. In fact, biodiesel production supports $16.8 billion in total economic impact, more than 62,000 jobs and $2.6 billion in wages paid.

Biodiesel production can also have positive effects on the global food supply. According to the National Biodiesel Board, biodiesel decreases the price of soy protein meal $20-40 per ton by creating a market and value for unwanted soybean oil. This helps decrease feed prices for livestock producers and ultimately helps consumers in the price they pay for meat.

New York State Tax Credit


Perhaps best of all, New York State will pay you to use Bioheat® fuel. Bioheat® fuel consumers who live in residential buildings, including single- and multi-family homes, apartment buildings, co-ops and condos are eligible to receive a New York State tax credit of up to 20 cents per gallon of Bioheat® fuel used, calculated at one cent per percentage of biodiesel in the blend, between B6 (6 percent biodiesel, or 6 cents per gallon) and B20 (20 percent biodiesel, or 20 cents per gallon). This means for every 1,000 gallons of B20 blend you use, you'll save $200. This tax credit has been in effect since 2012, and remains in effect through 2020. It may even be credited retroactively. To receive your tax credits, you must file NY State Form IT-241 along with your income tax return. Please consult with your accountant or tax professional.