How Biodiesel Products Can Keep You Warm


Those familiar with biodiesel associate the fuel mainly with transportation — and for good reason. That’s its primary use. But did you know it can also be used in heating applications?

In buildings with heating systems that run on heating oil — something that’s especially common in northeastern U.S. — biodiesel can be blended to create a product that reduces carbon emissions, along with other benefits.

As winter approaches, here’s a refresher on Chevron Renewable Energy Group products used in heating applications:

Bioheat® blended fuel

Biodiesel blended with traditional heating oil is known as Bioheat® blended fuel, and it has benefits for heating oil companies and homeowners alike.

This blend reduces carbon emissions compared to traditional heating oil, without reductions in performance. It lessens carbon buildup on furnace components, helping to extend equipment life and reducing the need for some types of maintenance. Another perk is that generally no modification is required for storing, delivering or implementing Bioheat® blended fuel.

As more and more customers look to reduce carbon emissions, Bioheat® blended fuel offers a viable solution. It’s not only an easy switch —it can be a beneficial one in places where tax credits and regulations influence buying and usage trends. It also allows heating oil dealers to compete with companies distributing natural gas and other fuels.

Heating oil

Some Chevron Renewable Energy Group terminals offer conventional heating oil. That makes it easy for heating oil companies that want the fuel on its own or who want to blend it with biodiesel themselves.

Bio-residual oil

REG Bio-Residual® Oil, a co-product of the biodiesel refining process, is a renewable alternative to coal, natural gas and fuel oil for use in heating, power generation and other industrial situations.

The product offers consistent performance — producing less particulate matter than other fuel sources and boasting the lowest carbon intensity of any commercially available liquid fuel. It’s also easy to use. If equipment burns a heavy fuel oil, no infrastructure or storage updates are typically necessary.

Want to learn more about which product is right for heating your home or business? Call us at (844) 405-0160 or email us at [email protected].

Bioheat® is a licensed trademark of the Clean Fuels Alliance America, used with permission.



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