The Kentucky Petroleum Marketers Association has worked with the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) to promote the oilheat industry in the Commonwealth. Many consumers are not aware that the oilheat sold in our state — used to heat homes and farms across the Bluegrass — is considered Bioheat. Bioheat is a blend of heating oil and biodiesel. Biodiesel is oil that is most often made from soy, palm, canola, or refined used vegetable oil. Biodiesel can be blended with any type of heating oil, including #2 for residential boilers, #6 for industrial boilers, and ultra low sulfur heating oil.
Bioheat Trucks Hit the Road:
In 2016, a statewide initiative was launched to promote environmentally friendly Bioheat through the marketing graphics placed on suppliers trucks who provide Bioheat. These trucks are educating the public as they travel Kentucky’s roads and interstates delivering Bioheat during the cold winter months.
Giving Back to the Community:
In 2018, community colleges across the Commonwealth were eligible to receive donated oilheat burners to be used by HVAC students. By educating tomorrow’s workforce, we can ensure that consumers will have access to maintenance personnel for generations to come.