Posted: March 29, 2022

New Bioheat® fuel mandates a big step forward

It’s encouraging to see legislators in New York taking action to support Biofuel as a carbon-reduction strategy.

Biofuel is a blend of ultra-low sulfur heating oil and biodiesel. Biodiesel is made from organic products like soybean oil (a byproduct of growing soybeans), used cooking oils, inedible corn oil, canola, fats and algae. Biofuel works just like heating oil in your system, but with a significant reduction in carbon emissions.

Starting July 1, all heating oil sold in the state must be a minimum blend of 5% biodiesel. That percentage increases to 10% by 2025 and 20% by 2030. We’re confident it can be blended at even higher rates. Read more.

We are excited to see New York State recognize that our fuel has an important role to play in a cleaner, secure energy future. What’s more, we can positively impact the climate at a fraction of the cost of “electrifying everything,” without all the disruption to the energy grid and without forcing people to spend thousands of dollars on forced conversion to heat pumps.

The current “scoping plans” of the state’s Climate Action Council are riddled with problems that are sure to trigger a public backlash. We need to embrace more affordable, realistic solutions like biofuel as part of a balanced, cleaner energy mix going forward.

Do you want to speak up for your energy future? Please go here.