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What is Bioheat?

Bourne's BioHeat is a heating oil that burns and costs the same as fossil fuel oil, but is much cleaner. BioHeat cannot be made without BioDiesel. BioDiesel is made locally from recycled restaurant oils (food then fuel) and blended with traditional fossil fuel heating oil making BioHeat. 

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What is Bioheat?

An exciting new fuel that blends standard heating oil with renewable biodiesel. The result is a safe, exceptionally clean and environmentally friendly fuel.

Why is Bioheat Better?

Bioheat® has the renewable componet of biodiesel. Biodiesel heats cleanly, reliably and efficiently.

Where does Bioheat® come from?

Bioheat® comes from our usual reliable supply of heating oil and from biodiesel, which is made from agricultural byproducts, co-products and recycled cooking oil from right here in the USA. Biodiesel is manufactured in approximately 150 production plants capable of producing 2.5 billion gallons of biodiesel each year - all here in America.

How much "bio" is in bioheat?

Bioheat® can be blended at many ratios. A mix of 15% biodiesel with 85% heating oil is B15. A mix of 20% biodiesel with 80% heating oil is referred to as B20, and so on. Bourne's is currently blending B10.

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. However, if a secondary source is required, we can rely upon biodiesel supplied from friendly nations.

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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