Are you ready for a revolution in home heating? It’s here, and it delivers everything you want:
What fuel gives you all that? If you guessed Bioheat® fuel, you’re right!
Net-zero carbon means the carbon emitted from a property (or country) is offset by the carbon removed by that property by other means. First, you get your emissions down as low as possible, and then use other resources to capture or remove an equivalent amount of carbon from the atmosphere.
Things you can do at home to reduce carbon in and around your home include using Bioheat® fuel for space and water heating, keeping your heating system and filters clean, planting trees and gardens on your property, recycling and composting, insulating your water heater and lowering the hot-water thermostat, and reducing your energy use in general. If you use less energy, you are cutting and offsetting emissions being produced.1
The liquid fuels industry has committed to reducing carbon emissions and getting to net-zero, and is well on its way.
In 2019, industry leaders met to discuss climate change and what they could do to help the country meet its carbon reduction goals. They unanimously agreed to what is now known as the Providence Resolution, which outlined the following benchmarks:
The “how” of reaching those goals was put to study immediately, and by the next year, the answer was revealed: widespread acceptance and distribution of B20 by 2023, B50 by 2030 and 100% renewable B100/liquid renewable heating fuel by 2050. We are already well on our way, ahead of any local or state standards, with homes and businesses across the country using Bioheat SuperPlus® - B20 and higher.
Replacing traditional heating oil with B100 can provide reductions in carbon of up to 90%.2 That’s great – but not quite net-zero. We can reach a net-zero carbon lifestyle by installing solar panels to produce electric power, and by exporting extra power back to the grid to reduce the strain on power plants. The power sent back to the grid reduces carbon emissions, which offsets the small amount of carbon emissions associated with the use of B100.
Net-zero living is possible – without expensive system conversions or reliance on electricity from fossil gas- and coal-fueled electric power plants. The installation of solar panels in net-zero homes has a payback of about 5-7 years, depending on savings earned when you get rid of electric utility bills. You can learn more about net-zero carbon homes from the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA).