October 27, 2020
Have you been keeping up with new technology and innovation in the Connecticut heating oil industry? If so, you’ve probably heard about Bioheat®. This clean, green fuel oil alternative provides our community with a cleaner option that produces fewer emissions and lower sulfur content than traditional #2 heating oil. We’re here to keep you up to date on the latest state-mandated guidelines and restrictions regarding the use of Bioheat® (or lack thereof) in the state of Connecticut.
Current Mandates Require All Oil Companies to Deliver Bioheat®
Did you know that in accordance with Act 10-74 of the Substitute Senate Bill No. 382, oil delivery providers in Connecticut are required to provide Bioheat® instead of traditional fuel oil to their commercial and residential customers? Though there is a minimum requirement of B2*, many CT heating oil delivery providers are offering their customers blends up to B20.
Percentages of biodiesel blended into fuel oil are represented by numbers. B2 is 2% biodiesel and 98% ultra-low sulfur (ULS) heating oil, while B20 is 20% biodiesel and 80% ULS heating oil.
Homeowners and Oil Heat Consumers Love Bioheat®
Switching to (or increasing blend percentages of) Bioheat® is a win-win for both distributors and consumers. Bioheat® allows distributors to support local jobs and make a positive difference in Connecticut, while the alternative fuel gives homeowners longer equipment longevity and a reason to feel great about their heat source. Every heating oil company should be striving to increase biodiesel percentages in order to continue providing Connecticut and its residents with the sustainable and renewable heat source they deserve.
The Future of Bioheat® and Clean Energy
Connecticut and other New England states are striving to go carbon-free by 2050, which involves slowly increasing biodiesel percentages at a rate that makes sense for their suppliers and the industry as a whole. As the heating oil industry progresses toward a more sustainable and eco-friendly future, oil and HVAC employees should be active in learning about present standards, requirements, and efforts to create a cleaner Connecticut through the use of biodiesel blends. If you would like to start learning more about Bioheat® today, please feel free to visit MyBioheat.com.