Biodiesel/Bioheat
What is Biodiesel and Bioheat::
Biodiesel is a clean burning alternative fuel, produced from domestic, renewable resources such as plant oils, animal fats, used cooking oil and even new sources such as algae. Biodiesel (ASTM D6751) contains no petroleum, but it can be blended at any level (2 to 20 percent) with #2 oil (ASTM D396) or diesel (ASTM D975) to create a biodiesel blend. Biodiesel is simple to use, biodegradable, nontoxic, and essentially free of sulfur and aromatics. Biodiesel is not raw vegetable oil, and is not the same as ethanol.

Bioheat is a renewable fuel resource that can be blended with pure biodiesel, which isn't a petroleum product but a refined fuel made from a variety of oils, like vegetable oil from the crushed seeds of soy bean, canola and sunflower or recycled cooking oil and animal fats.

Bioheat - What You Need to Know
In recent years, bioheat and biofuel options have become important considerations for environmentally aware customers who want heating fuel alternatives that meet their greener lifestyle, carbon footprint and sustainability goals. That's why this fall, a multi-million dollar bioheat marketing campaign is launching in the New York area, highlighting its features and benefits. But this is only the beginning! Bioheat providers are gearing up to aggressively market their products and services throughout our customer footprint. Because of this and to serve our customers better, we need to be ready to respond to their questions about bioheat and biofuels and let them know what options we offer, too!

Bioheat blends
Blends vary according to the amount of biodiesel used and are referred to as B5, B10, B20, etc. The B stands for biodiesel and the number indicates the percentage mixed in. B5 is a 5% biodiesel blend, B20 uses 20% and so on. The higher the number, the more biodiesel you're getting with your home heating oil. For most heating oil markets, not just our own, higher number blends may not yet be available.

What bioheat options does Hardy offer?
Hardy offers B5 fuel where it is currently available and we will continue to expand our biofuel offering as it becomes available. Biodiesel production is expected to rise considerably within the next few years with a billion gallons being produced in 2012 and 2.5 billion gallons by 2017.
At Hardy we can meet all your Biodiesel and Bioheat needs! Download this handy 'myths v. facts' pamphlet .

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