By law, heating oil sold in Connecticut can contain no more than 500 parts-per-million (ppm) sulfur. This standard went into effect July 1, 2014, and will be replaced by a 15 ppm standard on July 1, 2018. This law was designed to cut back on the fuel’s sulfur dioxide emissions. Low-sulfur heating oil helps improve the environmental footprint of home heating systems across our state.
As a supporter of customer-friendly clean heating solutions, V-Fuel goes even further than the state regulations to heat homes as safely, efficiently and environmentally friendly as possible. We now deliver clean, green Bioheat® fuel, a blend of low-sulfur heating oil with renewable resources like soybean oil. As V-Fuel President Nick DelGrosso pointed out in our most recent newsletter, “Testing has proven that a lower sulfur product blended with biodiesel, AKA Bioheat fuel, will improve equipment performance, extend equipment life, and provide a better, safer, and cleaner environment under your roof.”
Bioheat fuel doesn’t just outperform conventional heating oil. It also wipes the deck with natural gas heat. A recent report by the National Oilheat Research Alliance and Brookhaven National Laboratory confirms Bioheat fuel’s environmental impact. “Biodiesel blends at 20% (B-20) with ultra-low sulfur heating oil (ULSHO) are lower in Greenhouse Gas Emissions than natural gas when evaluated over 100 years,” the report states. “Blends of 2% (B-2) or more are lower in GHG than natural gas when evaluated over twenty years.”
What’s more, Bioheat fuel runs reliably with no modifications to your existing oil-fired heating system. The transition is completely seamless! In fact, all V-Fuel heating oil customers are now receiving a special blend of Bioheat, which has been enhanced with the Heatdoc™ fuel conditioner for maximum system performance and efficiency.
Look for more information about Bioheat fuel and Heatdoc in next month’s blog post. Use the Become a Customer button on this page to sign up for automatic fuel delivery with our Bioheat blend if you aren’t already enrolled.