Energy markets are abuzz with a word you might've heard recently: Bioheat® fuel. It sounds like something new – but the fact is, this reliable, affordable, and renewable fuel has been helping home and business owners meet their heating needs for years now. It doesn't matter what state, county, city or town you live in; all oil heat is Bioheat® fuel.

Bioheat® fuel is defined as a blend of renewable biodiesel and heating oil. All Oilheated homes in Connecticut receive a Bioheat® fuel blend, per Connecticut statutes. This blend is measurably safer and better for the environment than conventional heating oil because biodiesel comes from natural, recycled resources like soybean oil or used restaurant grease. That means the fuel inside your oil storage tank right now is some of the cleanest, greenest heating fuel in the whole country!

Green is great, but what exactly does this mean for you and your neighbors? It all goes back to Bioheat® Fuel’s three core benefits: reliability, affordability and renewability.

Let's take a closer look at the ways Bioheat® fuel benefits you...

  • Each year, thousands of homes are kept warm by the cleaner, greener home heating fuel known as Bioheat® fuel.
  • Bioheat® fuel has the highest heating capacity of any alternative fuel.
  • Bioheat® fuel is delivered directly to your tank by a local, licensed home heating fuel supplier - an independent business you can count on for personalized service.
  • Most fuel delivery companies are local, family owned and operated small businesses that create jobs and give back to their communities in a number of other ways.
  • There are hundreds of home heating fuel dealers, so you can pick the one that best meets your needs.
  • Most of these dealers offer convenient programs like automatic delivery, which helps ensure you have a constant supply of home heating fuel all through the winter.
  • Bioheat® fuel can be used in any oil-fueled system, with no modifications to your heating equipment or storage tank.
  • There is more than enough Bioheat® fuel available at any given moment to meet everyone’s winter heating demands

  • Because Bioheat® fuel has the highest heating capacity of any alternative fuel, it burns hotter and more efficiently, providing greater value for your energy dollar.
  • Many home heating fuel dealers offer budget plans, price protection programs, and online/mobile payment options, all of which can make it easier for you to buy Bioheat® fuel.
  • Because Bioheat® fuel is compatible with all oil-fired boilers and furnaces, you can upgrade to a high-efficiency heating system, enjoy even better winter warmth and save more without paying for a fuel conversion. Click here to find out more.
  • Upgrading to a high-efficiency home heating system can reduce your fuel costs by up to 40% while also improving your comfort and overall lifestyle.
  • Upgrade & Save rebates are available when you purchase a high-efficiency oil-fired boiler or furnace from a licensed fuel dealer. Ask your local fuel dealer for details.
  • Thousands of homeowners have upgraded to higher-efficiency home heating systems and reduced their fuel costs.

  • The biodiesel in Bioheat® fuel comes from American-made feedstock like soybean oil, used cooking oil and recycled animal fats.
  • Biodiesel production supports more than 75,200 clean-energy and agriculture jobs while Bioheat® fuel delivery supports thousands more.
  • Millions of gallons of Bioheat® fuel are used each year. This reduces the nation's carbon dioxide emissions by millions of pounds.
  • Nearly 3.1 billion gallons of biodiesel were produced in the U.S. in 2021 alone, supporting $23.2 billion in total economic impact, and $3.6 billion in worker wages.
  • Bioheat® fuel distributors are looking to blend more biodiesel into the home heating fuel supply, which means more economic and environmental benefits, which means more spending power and a cleaner, greener future for everyone.

If you'd like to bring home the affordability, reliability and renewability of Bioheat® Fuel, contact a licensed fuel dealer near you. And if you want to find out how you can make your home warmer, more energy efficient, and safer for the winter, click here to learn about upgrading your home heating system.