Santoro Oil is proud to offer Bioheat to our customers, Bioheat is a blend of traditional home heating oil and biodiesel commonly found in blends of 2%, 5%, 20% and up to 100%. These blends are referred to has B2, B5, B20 and B100 where B20 is 20% Biodiesel and 80% traditional home heating oil. Santoro Oil regularly uses blends of B5 to B20 when delivering Bioheat to our customers.
The Biodiesel is made from renewable resources, like plant oils, animal fats, recycled cooking oil, and in some cases algae making it extremely environmentally friendly. Most of these come as by-products to other food or agricultural processes so there is little to no additional processes needed to extract these products. The process to make these products into usable biodiesel is called transesterification, where methanol is reacted to the the oils or fats to create gylcerin. This is sold to use in the production of soaps and other household products. What remains is purified methyl esters or biodiesel.
Biodiesel is a net positive fuel source, where it returns more energy that is needed in fossil fuels to create it. When combined with heating oil it helps your heating system burn cleaner and more efficiently. With the B5-B20 blends that we use at Santoro Oil no new equipment is needed to enjoy the added benefits.