What is Bioheat® fuel?

If you heat with oil, it's already in your tank!

Bioheat® is the next generation home heating fuel. It blends Ultra-low Sulfur Heating Oil (ULSHO) with biodiesel fuel - made from 100% renewable resources that would otherwise be wasted, like soybean oil, canola oil, used cooking oils, animal fats, and more.

The Benefits of Bioheat® Fuel

An Easy Choice for Home Heating

Cleaner Air

Because Bioheat® fuel burns cleaner, it results in less pollution and cleaner air. Research shows that when Bioheat® is made with 100% biodiesel, there are fewer health-related problems, such as asthma.

Saves You Money

Bioheat® fuel is energy efficient and does not require any upfront costs for special equipment or equipment upgrades. This means you can save on both fuel costs and maintenance expenses.

Good for the Environment

Bioheat® fuel helps reduce carbon and greenhouse gas emissions today and will continue to do so as it evolves into a 100% carbon-neutral fuel. Its production from renewable resources further enhances its environmental benefits.

Convenient and Reliable

Bioheat® fuel is readily available in Connecticut and is delivered by local, family-owned fuel providers who prioritize their community. You can easily find a Connecticut Bioheat® fuel provider to meet your heating needs.

Good for the Economy

The domestic production of Bioheat® fuel supports $16.8 billion in economic impact and more than 62,000 jobs in North America. This contributes significantly to the local and national economy.

It's Safe

Bioheat® fuel is nonflammable in its liquid state and must be vaporized at temperatures above 140°F before combustion can occur, making it extremely unlikely to explode. Additionally, it is biodegradable and nontoxic, reducing the risk of environmental contamination in case of spills.

Tax Credits and Rebates

There are more ways to save if you heat your home with Bioheat® fuel

Tax Credits

A $600 federal tax credit is available for the installation of renewable fuels compatible liquid fuel appliances. The heating appliance qualifies by meeting three conditions:

  • Placed in service after December 31, 2022
  • Meets the Energy Star 2021( boilers and furnaces) efficiency criteria.
  • Rated by the manufacturer for use with fuel blends at least 20% of the volume consists of eligible fuel. Eligible fuel includes biodiesel or renewable diesel.

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Energy Efficiency and Safety Rebate

Upgrade & Save Connecticut is an Energy Efficiency and Safety Rebate that offers Connecticut homeowners up to $1,900 when they install new higher-efficiency oil-fired furnaces or boilers and/or a new above the ground storage tank.

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Bioheat® Fuel Is Making Waves

More and more people are tuning in to understand the true value of Bioheat® fuel.