You may have heard about Bioheat heating oil already, but chances are you aren’t entirely sure what it is. Bioheat is standard heating oil blended with biodiesel, which is fuel made from biodegradable, organic and recycled materials. Unique to Peterson is that the biodiesel we use to blend with our heating oil is from recycled cooking oil, which would otherwise be disposed of.

And, Bioheat heating oil is one of the cleanest burning energy sources available, which means your heating equipment runs much more efficiently, which ultimately is saving you money. Saving you money because you use less fuel and Bioheat also reduces the likelihood of an untimely breakdown in the middle of the winter because it burns so clean and efficiently. Delivering Bioheat to our customers is important because:

  • It gives a whole new purpose to something that would normally be disposed of.
  • We’re doing something unique. We’re creating oil from a recycled material. That means no crude oil or corn grown specifically to make oil. You’re welcome, Mother Nature.
  • Our oil is refined not only in the USA, but right here in New England! This supports our regional farmers and reduces our dependence on foreign oil, all thanks to our local refineries, Newport Biodiesel and White Mountain Biodiesel.
  • It’s extremely clean-burning and environmentally friendly.*
  • It has the highest BTU content of any alternative fuel, so warm up!
  • It costs the same as “regular heating oil.”
    It’s free of sulfur, an element that’s part of the cause of climate change and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • You don’t have to make any changes to your burner or tank; and you don’t have to adjust your budget and payment plans, service contracts, or warranties. Just ask our long-standing customers.
  • If everyone using heating oil switched to a B5 blend (5% biodiesel/95% conventional heating oil), 400 million gallons of regular heating oil could be conserved. This would be a big step towards reducing both oil usage and greenhouse gas emissions.

*Testing conducted by the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) found that a Bioheat blend of 80% low-sulfur heating oil and 20% biodiesel (B20) reduced sulfur oxide emissions by as much as 80% or more; nitrogen oxide emissions by about 20%; and carbon dioxide emissions by 20%. According to NORA, when combined with Bioheat, Oilheat has the potential to reduce emissions to the lowest level of any fossil fuel.