Back in 2004, Devine Bros. introduced bioheat to the Connecticut market. As true innovators and pioneers of alternative energy, we wanted to offer a way for our customers to reduce their emissions without having to spend extra money on their heating bill or make adjustments to their home’s current heating system.
Our bioheat fuel is made by blending biodiesel with conventional heating oil. Biodiesel is created when any fat or oil, such as soybean oil, goes through a refinery process called transesterfication. During this process, the oil reacts with an alcohol in order to remove glycerin.
Biodiesel is a natural solvent, so it actually cleans as it moves through your home’s heating system. Biodiesel is also the only alternative fuel source that has fully completed the Clean Air Act’s testing requirements. Studies have shown that using biodiesel in a standard home oil burner actually resulted in significantly reduced emissions of hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, sulfur oxides, and other particulate matter.
In addition to reducing greenhouse gasses – which are a main cause of global warming – the use of American-made bioheat also lessened our reliance on foreign oil imports. The potential impact of this alternate fuel source has brought national attention to our family-owned business; we have been featured on the CBS Early Show, News 12, Bloomberg Radio, the Connecticut Post, and more!
Interested in learning more about our exclusive bioheat product? Check out this page, which contains the answers to several frequently asked questions. To order bioheat for your Connecticut home, call us at 203-866-4421 or click here and fill out the form.