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7 Reasons Ultra-Low Sulfur Fuel Oil Is Important

Emissions Have Been Reduced by More than 70%

why low sulfur oil new jersey The heating oil industry continues its commitment to fight climate change by improving efficiency and cleanliness. This is due to the combination of ultra-low-sulfur heating oil (ULSHO) and Bioheat® fuel.

How ULSHO Lessens Impact on the Environment

  1. ULSHO has 99% less sulfur in it than conventional heating oil.
  2. The changeover to ULSHO has resulted in a reduction in emissions of over 70%, compared with the emissions produced by traditional heating oil with higher amounts of sulfur.
  3. Heating oil consumers benefit from better heating efficiency and easier maintenance, since ULSHO creates fewer deposits on heat exchangers.
  4. ULSHO allows for the use of super-efficient heating systems, which are already being used with great results outside of the United States.
  5. A buildup of sulfur in the heating system can lead to system maintenance issues. The drastic reduction of sulfur means that there will be far fewer system issues, which will lead to lower maintenance costs for New Jersey homeowners.
  6. Because there is virtually no sulfur in the heating system now thanks to ULSHO, heating oil systems can burn fuel more efficiently, resulting in lower heating bills.
  7. ULSHO is extremely clean-burning, producing near-zero particulate emissions.

Matching ULSHO with Bioheat® Fuel

Heating oil companies in New Jersey remain on a proven pathway to reduce carbon emissions (CO2) with their embrace of Bioheat® fuel. This clean-burning fuel blends ULSHO with recycled and organic materials such as animal fats, used cooking oil, and vegetable oils. This renewable liquid biofuel is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency and it’s produced under rigid specifications.

Bioheat Fuel Vs. Heating Oil

Bioheat fuel improves the performance of traditional heating oil. It’s completely compatible with existing heating systems. You don’t have to invest in costly new equipment or modify your home to use it.

And you don’t lose any heating power with Bioheat fuel. On the contrary, it burns much more efficiently than conventional heating oil. This reduces heating system:

Bioheat fuel also achieves significant emissions reductions compared to petroleum that’s not blended with biofuel.

Read more about the benefits of Bioheat fuel.

NORA Net-Zero Home

Some New Jersey heating oil companies that started off delivering Bioheat fuel blends at 2% (known as B2) are now offering a B20 blend. Meanwhile, the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) continues to pursue research with other partners on making B100 Bioheat fuel a reality.

NORA has been a leader in the transition to low carbon liquid fuels in the home heating sector for decades through testing and promoting the use of the advanced biofuel (biodiesel) that’s combined with traditional heating oil. NORA’s liquid fuels research laboratory in Plainview, NY is among the leading facilities in the U.S. conducting this type of research.

As an example, NORA has demonstrated that a home heated with 100% biodiesel and using solar panels to produce electricity can reach net-zero carbon emissions quickly — and at an economically viable cost. The Energy Kinetics System 2000® heating oil boiler is used in the NORA Net-Zero Home with the newly-manufactured Beckett B100 burner.

Learn how heating oil companies in New Jersey are fueling the future with every heating oil delivery.