National Oilheat Research Alliance usage survey shows benefits and challenges

May 1, 2017 |

In Virginia, the National Oilheat Research Alliance has recently released the results of a survey on the usage and potentials benefits and issues associated with the blending of traditional heating oil with renewable biodiesel for home heat use.

Currently, 5 percent biodiesel blends (B5) are being used seamlessly across the oilheat market. Some heating oil fuel marketers are delivering B20 to all of their customers and a few are delivering much higher blends. This blending into the fuel mix in this market leads to concerns about the impact on reliability and service.

The 2016 use survey was sent to three identified groups, including companies registered as users of the Bioheat (biodiesel blends for heating applications) logo; company owners, presidents and general managers; and service managers. A total of 139 responses were received.

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