Biodiesel and Ethanol are often lumped into the same category. But let’s face it, corn based ethanol is proving to be a bad idea. The energy balance and the food/fuel battle make ethanol a questionable green fuel. Biodiesel on the other hand is proving to be an astonishingly good “energy balance” value.
Newly published research from the University of Idaho and US Department of Agriculture shows that for every unit of fossil energy needed to produce biodiesel, the return is 5.54 units of renewable energy. The study used soybean based feedstock. Read the National Biodiesel Board press release.
Genesee uses reclaimed, local waste based feedstock which raises the fossil energy ratio even more—meaning lower carbon footprint. As of this writing (Fall 2011) our B25 blend of bioheat heating oil is selling at nearly the same price as regular #2 heating oil. Now is a great time to switch to Bioheat. Call us for details, 206-722-1545.