Homeowners Choose Biofuel with Soy

[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Soy products have found their way into everyday food, and now soybean oil is making its presence known in oil-burning furnaces. Some homeowners in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania have chosen bio-blended home heating oil offered by local energy company Worley & Obetz. BioHeat, also known as B3, is a mix of 3 percent soybean fuel and 97 percent heating oil. The fuel is tested to industry standards, and burns more efficiently and even cleaner than conventional fuel oil, according to Worley & Obetz. Based on data from the Energy Information Agency (EIA), if all the heating oil consumed in the year 2000 contained 3 percent soy fuel, the USA would have avoided purchasing 165 million gallons of imported oil. According to the National Biodiesel Board, approximately 200 truck fleets nationwide currently use biodiesel-blended fuels for transportation.
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