Are you looking for ways to “go green” in the Evergreen State? Maybe you’re looking for an alternative fuel source that will heat your home in the winter, but still help your family to reduce its carbon footprint. If so, you might want to consider using Bioheat.
Bioheat is a climate-friendly fuel source that produces lower carbon emissions than standard heating oil or natural gas. Safe to use, biodegradable, and non-toxic, Bioheat keeps your Federal Way home warm and cozy all winter long, just as if you were using regular heating oil.
Here are some things you should know about Bioheat:
- Bioheat is made by mixing ultra-low-sulfur petroleum with biodiesel, a renewable fuel made from all-natural resources, such as animal fat, algae, and soybean oil. This makes Bioheat the cleanest-burning home heating fuel available.
- The biodiesel in Genesee Bioheat blends are made from leftover cooking grease, provided by Seattle-area restaurants. This leftover grease, which might have been used to fry fish & chips or fried chicken, is collected by our partner, Sequential Biodiesel, and converted into biofuel.
- We offer Bioheat in three different blends: B25 (25% biodiesel, 75% petroleum), B50 (50% biodiesel), and B99 (99% biodiesel), our cleanest blend. The higher the blend number, the lower your carbon emissions. But even our lowest blend, B25, produces fewer air emissions in pounds per million BTU of fuel than natural gas.
- Any blend of Bioheat will work with the oil-burning furnace you have now. No need to buy a new furnace or make any modifications. And you don’t need to drain your tank, since Bioheat blends seamlessly with standard fuel. We recommend, however, that you start with B25 (our 25% blend), and work up to B99, so we don’t put too much stress on your furnace filters all at once.
- Using Bioheat can actually extend the life of your existing furnace. It reduces maintenance problems and saves you money on costly repairs, since the biodiesel in Bioheat acts as a natural cleaning agent for your filters.
- Right now, Bioheat costs about 10 cents more per gallon than standard heating oil. But since Bioheat is made right here in the Evergreen State, its price will be more stable than heating oil made with imported petroleum.
- Also, since Bioheat is made locally, it helps to reduce American dependence on foreign oil, thus reducing our trade deficit.