Made On American Soil
In October of 2004 Devine Bros. Inc. becomes the first fuel oil company in Connecticut to bring Bioheat to the market. Why was it brought to the market? The answer is simple. We found it is better for the environment. Biodiesel is the only alternative fuel to have fully completed the health effects testing requirements of the Clean Air Act. Tests showed that the use of Bioheat in a standard home oil burner resulted in a substantial reduction in unburned hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and particulate matter compared to emissions from distillate fuels. In addition, biodiesel’s exhaust emissions of sulfur oxides and sulfates (major components of acid rain) are essentially eliminated.
Biodiesel is no longer just a feel-good boutique fuel for the few. There is a clear domestic agenda for most Americans which says that we need to become less dependent on foreign oil imports, and we need to leave a smaller carbon footprint. Biodiesel helps meet these goals.
The blending of biodiesel and Heating oil brought national attention to our local company. Devine Bioheat has been featured in: the CBS Early Show, the CBS News with Bob Schieffer, News 12, Bloomberg Radio, The Connecticut Post, NECN News, and CNBC.
Biodiesel is produced from any fat or oil such as soybean oil, through a refinery process called transesterfication.
This process is a reaction of the oil with an alcohol to remove glycerin, which is a byproduct of biodiesel production. Our fuel-grade biodiesel is produced to strict industry specifications (ASTM D6751) to insure proper performance.
Bioheat is more than a new way to heat your home. Devine Bioheat gives individuals who use oil heat the chance to help the environment with zero impact on their lifestyle.