Sprague is an industry leader in pioneering and introducing new products, programs and services. Sprague began distributing biodiesel in 2000 and became the first nationally recognized National Biodiesel Board Certified BQ-9000 Marketer in the U.S. This esteemed accreditation is bestowed by the National Biodiesel Board to companies instituting a unique quality control program reducing the risk of BioHeat® fuel quality issues. BQ-9000 is a quality assurance certification program that includes quality control procedures for fuel storage, handling and management aimed at ensuring fuel quality throughout production and distribution network. There are three BQ-9000 categories: certified marketer, accredited marketer, and certified laboratory. Sprague ensures that the BioHeat® fuels we provide meet and / or exceed American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) specifications including ASTM-D-6751.
Sprague was also awarded an National Biodiesel Board Impact Award for its extraordinary efforts introducing biodiesel into the marketplace.
BioHeat® fuel is an alternative fuel sourced from renewable sources produced from readily available feedstocks including soybeans, animal fats, and used cooking oil. BioHeat® fuel has resulted in increased jobs, cleaner air, reduced dependence on foreign oil imports, and is the safest fuel to use, handle and store. It is a transparent fuel, and therefore doesn't require additional infrastructure or equipment modifications while being used as a drop-in fuel for immediate benefits. Biodiesel is America’s first commercially available advanced biofuel. BioHeat® fuel is not ethanol, which is blended in gasoline for gasoline powered
vehicles. BioHeat® fuel is used as a replacement or supplement for heating oil.
BioHeat® fuel provides self-cleaning benefits, as well as additional lubrication, without the need to purchase new equipment or make modifications to existing burners or tanks. BioHeat® fuel affords lower emissions: a blend of 80% low sulfur heating oil and 20% BioHeat® (B20) fuel reduces sulfur oxide emissions by 80% or more, nitrogen oxide by 20% and carbon dioxide by 20% (NORA research).
In 2011, Empire Clean Cities estimated that Sprague’s biofuel sales resulted in a reduction of over 790 tons of greenhouse gases.
Sprague BioHeat® Fuel Offerings:
B2, B5, B10, B12, B20, B99.9
Customized blends also available