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Bioenergy by Anju Dahiya

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Chapter 13

Bioheat

Robert G. Hedden     President- Hedden Company, a full service Efficient Heating consulting and training firm; Executive Director-Oilheat Manufacturers Association; Director of Education-National Oilheat Research Alliance.

Abstract

Bioheat is a blend of heating oil American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D-396 and biodiesel ASTM D6751. Biodiesel is a nontoxic, biodegradable, domestic, renewable fuel derived from natural vegetable and animal oils. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently confirmed biodiesel as an “advanced biofuel” that meets the demands of the EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard. It enjoys the highest energy balance of any renewable fuel. For every unit of energy used to produce biodiesel, you ...

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