10 Facts You About Biofuel that Might Surprise You
If you’ve lived through a few Staten Island winters, you know that heating oil is the smartest way to heat your home. It’s because heating oil has a higher BTU output per gallon. That means it will warm up your home faster than other types of fuels. What you may not know is that when you get a heating oil delivery from Rucci, we’re filling your tank with Bioheat fuel, a biofuel blend that burns as cleanly—or cleaner—than other fuels.
So what is Biofuel?
Bioheat® fuel is a blend of ultra-low sulfur heating oil (ULSHO) and biofuels. Biofuels are made from renewable resources such as animal fats, recycled restaurant oils, and plant oils such as soybean. When ULSHO is mixed with biofuels, it creates a cleaner-burning heating fuel that emits up to 80% less sulfur dioxide as well as 20% less carbon dioxide than traditional heating oils. Fewer greenhouse gases mean cleaner air and a more sustainable future for everyone!
What’s So Great About Bioheat?
You don’t have to replace, alter, or add to your home’s heating system to use Bioheat fuel. It works like traditional heating oil to heat your home while reducing your carbon footprint.
Because Bioheat fuel burns cleaner, your equipment runs more efficiently. That helps you keep heating costs down.
Clean-burning biofuel also leaves fewer deposits in your heating system, which reduces wear on parts and saves you costs on repairs.
It’s better for the environment than electric heating. That’s because more than 90% of the coal used in the U.S. today goes toward electricity production.
Bioheat is getting even greener: The heating oil industry is working towards making B50 Bioheat fuel, which is made with 50% biofuels, the standard by 2030. It’s part of the efforts the industry is taking to reach its goal of being carbon neutral by 2050.
Rucci Oil was one of the first companies in the area to voluntarily deliver Bioheat—even before it was mandated in New York City.
When you heat your home with Bioheat fuel, you qualify for New York State’s clean fuel tax credit, a 20¢-per-gallon credit on your state income taxes.
The production of biofuels supports 62,000 jobs in the United States.
Biofuel is domestically produced using raw materials and by-products that would otherwise be wasted.
Bioheat fuel is a great value: The per-gallon price is comparable to regular heating oil, but it burns more efficiently, which lowers your overall cost.
The Bottom Line When You Need Heating Oil Delivery
When you’re looking for a heating oil provider for your home or business, you want a company that puts customers first. That inherently means offering fair, transparent pricing, but it also means offering true reliability, with products and services designed to make your life easier.
That’s why customers on Staten Island, in Brooklyn, and New Jersey trust Rucci for clean-burning, energy- and cost-efficient biofuel. Become a customer today and experience the difference we can make for your home or business!