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What is biodiesel?

Biodiesel is a renewable, cleaner-burning alternative to diesel fuel that reduces our dependence on foreign oil, creates jobs right here in Connecticut, and lowers the negative impact of carbon emissions on the environment. Exercise your right to a cleaner environment: choose American GreenFuels biodiesel in your heating oil.

What is Bioheat® heating oil?

Bioheat® heating oil is any blend of biodiesel and heating oil.

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Why Choose Biodiesel?

Biodiesel is a renewable, cleaner-burning alternative to diesel fuel that reduces our dependence on foreign oil, creates jobs right here in Connecticut, and lowers the negative impact of carbon emissions on the environment.

It’s produced from a multitude of feedstocks that include waste products from other industries.

Biodiesel is produced from a variety of feedstocks, including vegetable oils and animal fats. American GreenFuels uses waste products from other industries, such as waste oils (for example, used cooking oils from restaurants and/or food factories) and animal fats, to produce its biodiesel.

It’s made in Connecticut for Connecticut.

Our New Haven plant presently employs more than 40 people, and as we increase production, we will contribute to the growth of Connecticut’s economy by supporting local businesses and employing more Connecticut families.

It’s a renewable energy source.

Biodiesel is produced from resources, such as waste, which are replenished almost as quickly as they are consumed. Ultra low sulfur heating oil is produced from fossil fuels, which are consumed faster than they can be replenished.

It’s cleaner burning.

Biodiesel is cleaner-burning, which means that when it burns, it emits less harmful greenhouse gas emissions than those normally produced by diesel and other petroleum-based fuel sources, such as traditional heating oil.

It’s better for the environment: it boasts a more favorable life cycle analysis.

The life cycle analysis of greenhouse gas emissions of certified biodiesel produced by American GreenFuels is determined by production, transportation, and consumption and calculated based on delivery within 100 miles from the manufacturing site. When sold within Connecticut, biodiesel produced by American GreenFuels contains greenhouse gas emission savings of 78% to 93% as compared with ultra low sulfur heating oil.

Based on its manufacturing process and logistics, certified biodiesel by American GreenFuels boasts a logistical advantage with regards to lower transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions. The aforementioned results in a product with greater environmental benefits for Connecticut consumers as compared with other biodiesel transported into Connecticut — and a better environment is good for all of us in Connecticut.

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Get The Facts About Biodiesel

American GreenFuels biodiesel burns cleaner and more efficiently than other heating oils. Get all the facts about biodiesel and debunk some popular myths so you can make an informed choice.

American GreenFuels is the largest biodiesel production facility in the northeastern United States.

American GreenFuels is proud to produce biodiesel right here in New Haven, Connecticut. Our mission is to increase demand for biodiesel blends in transportation fuel and heating oil in homes and commercial buildings throughout the State of Connecticut. Higher biodiesel blends in transportation fuel and heating oil is better for the environment and better for the local economy.

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