Ask the Expert: Mark Block – What’s Bioheat?

Mark Block

Q: What exactly is Bioheat®?

A: Bioheat is an eco-friendly blend of ultra-low-sulfur heating oil (it contains 99% less sulfur than conventional heating oil) and biodiesel (which is made from renewable resources like soybean oil). Bioheat burns more efficiently than conventional heating oil, so there’s less wear on your system and you’ll have fewer breakdowns. It also burns more cleanly, with lower emissions than natural gas. And because we deliver a B20 blend, you qualify for a 20¢-per-gallon state tax credit every year.

Q: What do I need to do to get this credit?

A: When you file your taxes, you need to include your annual usage statement, which we mail to customers at the beginning of every year. We also post the latest clean fuel credit form on our site, so you can print it out.