Lighter vegetable/animal bio fuel oils, distilled out in the refining process, create a fuel with similar viscosity to No. 6 oil.
Made by Renewable Energy Group™ (REG) in Ames, IA, Bio-Residual Oil™ is the biodiesel equivalent of No. 6 oil in viscosity, composed of the heavy hydrocarbons left over when they refine biodiesel. REG™ is the largest supplier of biodiesel in the United States, producing it from agricultural waste, animal fats, and recycled cooking oil.
After all the lighter vegetable/animal biofuel oils are distilled out in the refining process, the "bottoms" or "residual oils" are left over as a waste product. Because of its viscosity similarities with old No. 6 oil, Preferred has resurrected some of its traditional and time-tested rotary cup combustion and fuel handling technology to burn this residual oil at a very low 160° F. This produces very clean, high efficiency combustion.
Bio-Residual Oil™ can be used in existing oil firing systems with simple burner and fuel handling system retrofits.
Preferred has developed the technology to burn a renewable waste fuel that has 85% lower carbon emissions than typical fossil fuels. This fuel has the potential to reduce carbon emissions in the United States by thousands of tons per year.
- Quick Facts
- Better BTU performance
- Cleaner burning than coal or wood pellets
- 100% Renewable
- Eligible for Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and RINs
- Ideal consumer: an entity that burns No. 4 or 6 oil at a locked-in price
- To be even more green, burn Bio-Residual Oil™ at lower temperatures